Bond set for men accused of trying to cash in fake scratch-off ticket

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UPDATE: 1/7/2020 2:26 p.m.

FLOWOOD, Miss. (WJTV) – Bond has been set for the two men accused of trying to cash in a fake scratch-off ticket in Flowood.

Odis Latham was given a $51,000 bond. Russel Sparks was given a $20,000 bond.

Sparks is set to appear in court on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. for his preliminary hearing. Both suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges.


UPDATE: 1/6/2020 1:53 p.m.

FLOWOOD, Miss. (WJTV) – The Flowood Police Department identified the two suspects accused of trying to cash in a fake $100,000 scratch-off ticket.

47-year-old Odis Latham and 48-year-old Russell Sparks, both of Columbus, MS, have been charged with conspiracy to commit-felony and uttering counterfeit instrument over $1,000.

Police said Latham was also charged with false ID information.

Both suspects are being held at the Rankin County Jail with no bond. They’re both scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, January 7.


FLOWOOD, Miss. (WJTV) – According to the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, two men have been accused of trying to cash in a fake $100,000 scratch-off ticket.

The men are accused of using super glue to attache winning numbers to a losing ticket. A spokesperson with the lottery corporation said the men tried to cash in the ticket on Monday, January 6.

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The Mississippi Lottery office in Flowood contacted Flowood Police about the incident.

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