Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited September 25, 2019, 4:11 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Corrections officer charged with forging lottery ticket worth $20,000

Share this news story on Facebook
Tweet this news story on Twitter
Illinois LotteryIllinois Lottery: Corrections officer charged with forging lottery ticket worth $20,000
52
Rating:

An Illinois correctional officer has been charged with forging a lottery ticket worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Darrell Barry, 46, is charged in Cook County with a felony count of fraud and a felony count of violation of Illinois lottery law, Illinois State Police said in a statement.

Barry turned himself into the custody of state police on July 12 at the Chicago Police District 1 headquarters, 1718 S. State St., state police said.

He allegedly attempted to cash an altered Illinois lottery scratch-off ticket worth $20,000 on Oct. 1, 2018, state police said. It was unclear where he attempted to cash it.

State police were told of the alleged fraud on Dec. 12, and secured charges against Barry on July 17, state police said. The case was handled by the Illinois State Police division of internal investigations.

A spokesperson for the Illinois Dept. of Corrections did not reply to a request for comment Thursday evening.

Judge Mary Marubio on Thursday ordered Barry held on a $25,000 bail, according to county records.

He was scheduled to appear in court again on July 24.

News story photo(Click to display full-size in gallery)

Chicago Sun-Times

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

9 comments. Last comment 2 months ago by sweetie7398.
Page 1 of 1
Avatar
Simpsonville
United States
Member #163184
January 22, 2015
1965 Posts
Offline
Posted: July 19, 2019, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

It won't happen but sweet justice if he got a little jail time over this.

 

You play you pay.

    cottoneyedjoe's avatar - cuonvFT

    United States
    Member #197033
    March 28, 2019
    205 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: July 19, 2019, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

    Did he do it the naive way by altering the text and numbers he scratched off, or was he more sophisticated and tried to alter the barcode? I wonder if he successfully cashed lots of low-denomination fraudulent winning tickets at retailers before attempting a bigger con that requires going to the claims center.

    Top secret winning numbers: 5 16 17 24 33 52

      TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
      Brooklyn, NY
      United States
      Member #169719
      October 29, 2015
      1420 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: July 19, 2019, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

      He, of all people, should know that crime doesn't pay!

      The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

      “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

      Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

        Avatar
        Kentucky
        United States
        Member #32651
        February 14, 2006
        8617 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: July 19, 2019, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

        He, of all people, should know that crime doesn't pay!

        Or because he "learned a thing or two" from inmates, he though his crime would pay.

          reddog's avatar - patch
          Army Veteran
          Durham, North Carolina
          United States
          Member #1616
          June 5, 2003
          1682 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: July 20, 2019, 8:31 am - IP Logged

          Good ole Cook County again. One call to Foxx and he will be released from all charges.

          US Flag

            sully16's avatar - sharan
            25
            Ringleader
            Michigan
            United States
            Member #81738
            October 28, 2009
            66591 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: July 20, 2019, 9:21 am - IP Logged

            I guess he thought he had to "correct" the ticket. ROFL

            Lovies

              cottoneyedjoe's avatar - cuonvFT

              United States
              Member #197033
              March 28, 2019
              205 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: July 20, 2019, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

              I guess he thought he had to "correct" the ticket. ROFL

              LOL That gave me a good laugh.

              Top secret winning numbers: 5 16 17 24 33 52

                noise-gate's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcR91HDs4UJhjxO7cmeMQWZ5lB_FOcMLOGicau4V74R45tDgPWrr
                Chasing the Dream.
                White Shores- California
                United States
                Member #136473
                December 12, 2012
                5838 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: July 20, 2019, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

                I was wondering why Barry would do such a thing until l checked this..

                Correctional Officer Salary in Illinois

                How much does a Correctional Officer make in Illinois? The average Correctional Officer salary in Illinois is $46,151 as of June 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $41,094 and $51,217. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. 

                Perhaps he has a gambling addiction, owes child support, etc and is finding it hard to balance his wants and needs on that salary. In any event, Barry ran afoul of the law.

                 * Voice of Reason *   

                 

                People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

                  sweetie7398's avatar - flower2
                  100
                  South Carolina
                  United States
                  Member #22701
                  September 30, 2005
                  11795 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: July 21, 2019, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                  I guess he thought he had to "correct" the ticket. ROFL

                  🤣🤣🤣

                  Life, love, family Love