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For Immediate Release
March 5, 2003
Contact: Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
scaine@oag.state.md.us

TWO FORMER LOTTERY EMPLOYEES INDICTED FOR THEFT
AND BREAKING INTO LOTTERY WAREHOUSE

Attorney 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.

All 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.

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