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UPDATE:Lottery Ticket Theft Suspect Identified

By: News Release
By: News Release

UPDATE: Identification of the suspect involved in a lottery ticket theft in Bay County has been made due to tips made directly to the Bay County Sheriff's Office and others that came through Crime Stoppers.

BCSO investigators are looking for Scott T. McAlister, DOB 12/18/81, of 5822 Pinetree Road in Bayou George. McAlister is wanted in connection to the theft of over seventy scratch-off lottery tickets from the Edgewater Food Mart at 6924 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach on August 11.

McAlister has gained a significant amount of weight since the picture released today was taken. Anyone with information on the location of McAlister is asked to contact the Bay County Sheriff’s Office at 747-4700 or Crime Stoppers at 785-TIPS.
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The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspect in a grand theft case involving the theft of lottery tickets.

On Aug. 12, investigators were called to the Edgewater Food Mart at 6924 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. The store manager stated that on Aug. 11 at about 11 a.m., a white male came into the store and took over seventy lottery tickets. The tickets were $3 scratch offs. The Florida Lottery was contacted and confirmed that several of the stolen tickets were cashed the morning of the 12th at stores throughout Bay County.

Images of the suspect were captured on store security cameras. He is believed to be driving a dark colored SUV, make and model unknown. Anyone with any information on the identity of this suspect is asked to contact the Bay County Sheriff’s Office at 747-4700 or Crime Stoppers at 785-TIPS.


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