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Woman admits Lottery scam

Ex-bar owner ordered tickets, failed to pay

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The former city bar owner accused of scamming the state Lottery out of an estimated $100,000 in lottery tickets admitted to the thefts Monday morning. Donna Walsh, 64, pleaded guilty in Schenectady County Court to one count of second-degree grand larceny, a felony. In exchange for the deal, negotiated directly with acting Schenectady County Court Judge Richard Giardino, Walsh could receive as little as probation or as much as 21⁄3 to 7 years in state ...

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September 26, 2012
7:57 p.m.

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What does the fact that her son is a retired police detective have to do with anything. If someone was a retired state worker or a retired plumber would the Gazette put that in the paper? More bias against the Schenectady Police.

September 28, 2012
12:38 p.m.

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I agree has nothing to do with the criminal act or the person that did it...poor reporting and poor editing. May be the should go through and write everyone's family tree when there is a crime story to report.