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Sweepstakes swindling charges face 2 suspects

LOUISBURG -- Police arrested one suspect and are looking for another in one sweepstakes case, and are looking for suspects in another, unrelated sweepstakes swindling.

On Nov. 13, officers responded to an alarm at the Happy Sweepstakes at 285 S. Bickett Boulevard when the proprietor suspected two people of passing counterfeit money.

When officers arrived, one of the subjects ran, said Louisburg Police Chief Jason Abbott.

Another tried to run, but officers were able to detain him.

They charged Braxton D. Benton, 30, of Charlotte, with forgery and uttering, and resisting, obstructing and delaying an officer.

He was placed in jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

The second suspect, Abbott said, has not yet been positively identified.

In the second case, on Nov. 15, officers responded to the I-One Business Center when a clerk at the business became suspicious that a couple of players were using a jamming device to spark their winnings.

However, authorities said there was about a 30-minute window between the time operators became suspicious and called authorities.

The suspects, Abbott said, were gone when officers arrived.


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Members Opinions:
November 21, 2019 at 7:43pm
Alright. Who approved bringing this mess into our town?
November 22, 2019 at 6:20pm
Oh but the sweepstakes places don't cause the county any problems at all as stated by one official in this paper not all so long ago... Yeah right!



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