Michael Williams

Michael Williams, 55, of Cuero.

A Cuero man was in jail Tuesday after he was accused of fraudulently claiming a lottery prize or share of a lottery prize in 2018.

Michael Williams, 55, was arrested by Cuero police June 15 on a warrant charging him with claiming a lottery prize by fraud and theft of property with a value of $30,000 — $150,000, according to court records.

Kimberly Wesley, 51, and Andrea Mims, 58, are named in the indictment alongside Williams under the same charges. Information about the status of those two people’s charges was not available Tuesday.

In 2011, Mims pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 21 months in prison for mail fraud, according to Advocate reporting.

A public records search of Wesley and Mims shows they are listed at Cuero addresses.

According to an indictment handed down by a DeWitt County grand jury in May, the three are accused of intentionally and knowingly claiming a lottery prize or share of a lottery prize by means of fraud, deceit or misrepresentation of an amount valued at more than $10,000 from The Texan, a convenience store in Cuero.

The offense happened in September and December of 2018, according to the indictment.

For the second charge, the three are accused of taking lottery tickets valued at more than $30,000 and less than $150,000 without the consent of the owner and with intent to “deprive the owner of property.”

Williams remained in DeWitt County Jail Tuesday on a combined $10,000 bond, according to online jail records.

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