Thieves tamper with gaming machines in Cumming

by Staff Reports

November 25, 2013

CUMMING, Ga. — When a gas station employee checked the money in their gaming machines, she realized thousands were missing, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report.

On Nov. 6, an employee of Chevron gas station, 4325 Browns Bridge Road, told deputies someone tampered with their gaming machines.

She said two men came inside. One wore a lime green shirt and the other wore a gray knit hat, and they played the lottery machine.

They gave her several amusement tickets from the machine, which they redeemed for lottery tickets.

They brought her tickets ranging from $5 to $1,060.

She said after two hours, the two men got into a black Chrysler 300 with four other men inside and left.

She said it is not uncommon for customers to stay for that long, but how much they won was unusual.

When the employee audited the machine, there was supposed to be about $4,000 paid out and $5,000 in.

The employee found about $200.