Saturday, October 29, 2005
One Way Ticket to Federal Court
From SeattleTimes.com: "A Southern Oregon woman used a stolen credit card to buy a state lottery scratch-it ticket that was worth $1 million...Christina Goodenow, 38, of White City was lodged without bail in the Jackson County Jail on charges of theft, forgery, identity theft, credit card fraud, possession of methamphetamine, computer crime and a parole violation.
Goodenow purchased the winning ticket Oct. 9 in Central Point, using a credit card that belonged to her mother-in-law, Inez Cornett, who died more than a year ago...Goodenow made the trip Oct. 12 to Oregon Lottery headquarters in Salem to accept a check of $33,500. The $1 million grand prize is paid out over 20 years...A search warrant served at her home Thursday turned up some methamphetamine, but little money." At this point, no one knows what happened to the first $33,500 payment. Story... [Mark Godsey]