March 5, 2003
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
FORMER LOTTERY EMPLOYEES INDICTED FOR THEFT
AND BREAKING INTO LOTTERY WAREHOUSE
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Thomas M. Barnes,
44, whose last known address is 3113 Phelps Lane, Baltimore and
Darryl A. Kane, 46, whose last known address is 5505 Seward Avenue,
Baltimore, were indicted on multiple counts of conspiracy, felony
theft, storehouse breaking, and exceeding authorized access to a
State computer, in connection with the August 2001, breaking and
entering and theft of instant scratch off ticket books from the
Maryland State Lottery warehouse, formerly located at 1329 Western
Avenue, Baltimore. Both men are former Maryland State Lottery employees
who worked in the warehouse and have been terminated.
individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable
doubt. If convicted each could be sentenced to a total of 99 years
and fines totaling $6,000.
The case was referred by Principal Counsel to the State Lottery
and investigated by the Maryland State Police, the State Lottery,
the Office of Legislative Audits and the Office of the Attorney
General, Criminal Investigations Division.