3 Accused of Stealing, Cashing Eau Claire Man's Winning $10K Ticket

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Three people in Eau Claire are facing felony charges after they are accused of cashing a $10,000 winning lottery ticket belonging to a 65-year-old man.

Kim Strand, 26; Justin Brummond, 27; and James Shafer, 21; are all expected to be charged with theft and forgery.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by WEAU-TV, Strand worked at Mega Food in Eau Claire when she offered to mail the winning lottery ticket in for the man. Strand told police she grabbed it, took it home and showed it to her boyfriend, Justin Brummond. Brummond offered his brother, James Shafer $500 to claim the ticket.

The alleged victim said he contacted the lottery office questioning why he still hadn't gotten the money. He says he was told the winning ticket had already been cashed by James Shafer.

The alleged theft occurred on August 13. Charges were filed against the three this week in Eau Claire County.

According to WEAU, Kim Strand no longer works at Mega Foods.