Baldwin, ON - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Investigations and Enforcement
Bureau attached to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) were called
to investigate an incident of theft of improper payout of lottery winnings at a
lottery retail location in Baldwin, ON. The investigation was referred to the OPP
by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).
On April 11, 2017, 42 year old, Tamesh "Ricky" THANKARASA, was charged with one
count of Theft Under $5,000.00 contrary to Section 334 of the Criminal Code for
allegedly not paying a complete payout of a lottery winning at a retail location
while he was employed there as a clerk. The accused was issued a criminal Court
Summons and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket, ON, on May
Effective January 1, 2008, the OPP Bureau at the AGCO was assigned responsibility
to investigate insider wins by persons regulated by the AGCO and suspicious wins
for lotteries conducted and managed by the OLG.
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