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UPDATE: Dalton police catch lottery ticket thief

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UPDATE: A woman accused of stealing a stack of lottery tickets from a Dalton convenience store has been arrested.

Police have charged 24-year-old Cassandra Fulmer with misdemeanor theft by deception.

Police say she entered a Mapco store at around midnight and asked the clerk for $52 worth of lottery tickets. 

Police say she then put a few old tickets on the counter, and before the clerk could react, grabbed the new tickets and ran.

Fulmer was taken to the Whitfield County jail.

PREVIOUS STORY: The Dalton Police Department is searching for a woman who they say stole $52 in lottery tickets from a Mapco convenience store.

Police say a woman entered the store around 12 a.m. Thursday morning, and asked the cashier for 25 lottery tickets, worth $2 each.

The woman also asked for two $1 lottery tickets, bringing the total cash amount to $52.

As the cashier was ringing up the lottery tickets, the woman began rummaging through her purse, removed old tickets from her bag, and placed them on the counter top.

Officials say the woman then grabbed the new tickets without paying, and rushed out of the convenience store.

Witnesses tell police the woman left the Mapco in a silver 2000s model Honda Accord, and that she was accompanied by two white males.

The suspected woman is white female with black or dark brown hair, with blonde streaks. Police say the suspect was last seen wearing a long-sleeved light green shirt, black capri pants, and black flip flops.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the Dalton Police Department at 706-278-9085.

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