VENICE — From the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Venice convenience store clerk for stealing more than $13,000 worth of lottery scratch-off tickets.
Deputies were contacted Tuesday, March 24, for the report of possible theft from a convenience store in Venice. The store manager provided surveillance video which captured 28-year-old Joshua Pangio stealing $2,300 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets during a single shift. Through investigation, detectives learned since March 2, 2020, Pangio stole $13,310 worth of lottery tickets. In an interview, Pangio admitted to the thefts citing personal financial issues as the cause.
Pangio, who lives in North Port, was charged with a single felony count of Grand Theft More than $10,000. He was released Wednesday, March 25, on $1,500 bond.