Canadian lottery villain charged with theft

2nd February 2019 7:05am

A 33 year old Canadian woman has attracted quite a bit of media attention after her attempt at trying to cash in lottery winnings from a ticket she had bought with a stolen credit card.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary became involved when a man realised his wallet had been stolen. After some investigation it was discovered the man's credit card had been used to make several purchases at stores in Paradise, including a lottery ticket and a winning one at that.

The police worked with the store manager and the Atlantic Lottery's office in St. John's before the lottery villain was arrested when attempting to claim the winnings which are reported to be in the range of $50,000.

The woman who has now been charged with theft of a credit card and five counts of fraud has been told she will not receive the winnings.

It is unclear what will happen with the proceeds of the lottery win.

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