Court: Man steals $120 in scratch-off tickets from Summit Food

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 6, 2014 

Tyrone Cody

A 27-year-old man is accused of snatching $120 worth of scratch-off tickets from the Williams Way Summit Food Store, according to a Columbus Police report.

Tyrone Cody faced a theft by taking charge Thursday during a Recorder's Court hearing.

After closing the store, the owner of the 8200 block gas station noticed that the cash register was short about $120. He then reviewed the tapes which showed Cody grabbing the tickets from behind the counter, an officer told the court.

When officers confronted Cody about the theft, he had four scratch-off tickets inside his work bag, the officer said.

Police arrested Cody Wednesday outside the store at about 3:45 p.m. He was taken to Muscogee County Jail.

Judge Michael Cielinski set Cody's bond at $500.

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