Nurse takes the opportunity to steal lottery tickets, while thieves kill a store employee

McGhee was also charged with tampering with the crime scene by checking the dead woman's wounds and turning off the cameras

She went from being a victim to a villain – Photo: Houston County Sheriff’s Office/Courtesy

Lakiesha Deshawn McGhee was charged and arrested for tampering with evidence in an investigation when she stole several lottery tickets during a store robbery.

McGhee, who is a nurse in Bonaire, Georgia, was a frequent customer of the J&J Dollar Store, a place where lottery tickets can be purchased, in addition to having gambling machines. On January 18, two men entered the store to rob and kill Sabrina Renee, an employee of the store.

The nurse was at the machines when the two assailants broke into the place, according to her statements; she tried to help the clerk and called 911, but the tickets had already been stolen.

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Houston Sheriff Jon Holland explained the reasons for McGhee’s arrest as evidence emerged against her, The Telegraph noted.

Lakiesha Deshawn McGhee disconnected power to the security system for a brief period before law enforcement, and other first responders arrived. She also allegedly checked the deceased employee’s wounds and stole lottery tickets, all while disturbing the crime scene.

The nurse is being held at the Houston County Detention Center without bond. The amount of what she stole has not been estimated.

The men who robbed the store have not yet been located, but images of both men have been released, and a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to their arrest.