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Worker uses company credit card to buy $100,000 worth of lottery tickets

By Mason White 11:29 AM February 28, 2016
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By: Feng Qian
A man who loves buying lottery tickets, was arrested on a charge of access device fraud after allegedly making $100,000 in purchases using a company credit card to feed his addiction, police in Pennsylvania said.

Cumberland Township police said that they have arrested 32-year-old Brian Roy Kozy, after admitting to getting carried away and using his employer’s credit card to purchase thousands of lottery tickets.

Kozy was charged with one felony count of access device fraud.

He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $125,000.

According to the police investigation, Kozy worked as a truck driver for 1st Choice Energy of New Philadelphia, Ohio. When Kozy was fired, his supervisor went to pick up the truck along with the keys and a cellphone.

The company later realized that their credit card was missing.

When the company checked the records of the credit card, they saw $118,074 in purchases. Truck drivers were allowed to use the company credit card only to buy antifreeze or other items needed for the truck.

Kozy used the company credit card to buy lottery tickets at Circle K. He bought up to $500 worth of lottery tickets at a time.

When a Circle K employee became suspicious, Kozy was banned from buying at the store. He then went to buy gift cards with the company credit card at another location.

Kozy told police that he did not realize that he had spent more than $100,000 with the company credit card as he got carried away with his addiction to lottery tickets.