San Francisco Poll Worker Steals Up To 75 Ballots, Flees

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The director of elections in San Francisco said a polling inspector made off with up to 75 ballots, a voting roster and other election materials in a bizarre heist.

John Arntz said Tuesday that around 4 p.m. a polling inspector broke into the ballot-counting machine, scooped up the ballots and stole a memory pack that records information from the ballots.

He also stole the cell phone of a teenage poll worker.

Arntz says police and sheriff’s officials know the poll worker’s name and are investigating the theft.

A call to a police spokesman after business hours was not immediately returned.

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