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Woman gets stayed sentence in lottery ticket disappearance

An Audubon woman has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony theft charge, for her involvement in the disappearance of multiple lottery tickets from an Audubon convenience store between January and March of last year.

Twenty-year-old Orli Yael Scott was given a stay of adjudication on the charge, which means that if she successfully completes up to five years of supervised probation, the charge will be dismissed. She must also serve four days in jail and do 208 hours of community service in lieu of an additional 26 days in jail, and was ordered to serve an undetermined amount of additional community service hours in lieu of a $1,000 fine.

A second felony count of state lottery fraud was dismissed at sentencing.

Scott was one of three former employees at Orton’s convenience store accused in the theft of thousands of dollars in lottery tickets from the store between January and March of last year. According to court records, surveillance video showed her stealing the tickets on multiple occasions in March; she later admitted to taking tickets of varying denominations from the store, without paying for them.