QUINCY -- A former Quincy gas station manager who pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars of lottery tickets has been sentenced to a second-chance probation.
This means if Machelle D. Goehl successfully completes two years of probation, the conviction would be removed from her record.
Goehl, 51, pleaded guilty to one count of theft over $10,000 on Jan. 30.
She was arrested in October 2017 after being indicted on charges. As part of her plea agreement, a more severe charge of theft between $100,000 and $500,000 was dismissed.
The investigation started after Ayerco determined there was a bookkeeping issue at its 18th and Broadway station where Goehl worked and about $30,000 in lottery tickets was missing. It was later determined that Goehl had taken tickets and scratched them off at work while not paying for them. She reportedly would change the books and manipulate shipping and billing to try to cover her tracks.
Goehl was ordered to pay restitution of $15,000 in the case.
She had been free on bond since her arrest after posting $750.