TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt recently filed lawsuits against three individuals for allegedly submitting false or fraudulent claims for Kansas Lottery payments.
According to the allegations, Raymond Tipton, a former computer security official at the Multi-State Lottery Association, purchased two lottery tickets from gas stations in Overland Park and Emporia in December 2010.
Tipton then allegedly delivered the tickets to Amy Demony and Christopher McCoulskey in exchange for money. The lawsuit claims that Tipton used software manipulation to rig the tickets. Demoney and McCoulskey were paid $44,008 for the “winning tickets” and allegedly gave Tipton a portion of the profits.
Schmidt’s office seeks repayment of the money the defendants made from rigged tickets and civil penalties for violations of the Kansas False Claims Act.
The Kansas Lottery found no indication that Tipton’s activities otherwise affected the Kansas Lottery or its players.