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Two convicted in $2M Hoosier Lottery fraud

Posted at 3:37 PM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-27 18:16:52-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Marion County jury convicted two family members this week of defrauding the Hoosier Lottery of $2 million.

The defendants, Jackie Parsley II and Ashlee (Campbell) Parsley, were both found guilty of false passing of a lottery ticket, theft and five counts of money laundering following a three-day trial.

Ashlee Parsley was accused of redeeming eight lottery tickets, including one jackpot winner worth $2 million, obtained from a pack of scratch-offs obtained at Parsley's Liquor in Plainfield. Jackie Parsley II was the manager of the store at the time the tickets were redeemed.

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Ashley Parsley was the fiancée of, and later married, Jackie Parsley II's brother Joseph Parsley. Joseph Parsley was originally charged as well in the case, but those charges were thrown out by the court prior to jury deliberations.

Sarah Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery, applauded the Marion County Prosecutor's Office's efforts in securing the convictions.

“We are grateful for the diligent work of the Prosecutor and his staff and their efforts to work with the Lottery’s security office in this case," Taylor said. "We are committed to maintaining the integrity of the Hoosier Lottery for all of our players.”

As a result of the investigation into the case, Parsley's Liquor was not renewed as a Hoosier Lottery retailer.

A house in Hendricks County was raided as part of the case, resulting in the seizure of four vehicles and approximately $620,000 from two bank accounts.

Jackie and Ashlee Parsley are set for a sentencing hearing on June 1 at 1:30 p.m.

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