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CanadaWoman steals credit cards, buys winning lottery ticket, gets arrested

16:21  01 february  2019
16:21  01 february  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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The credit card company generally eats the charge, so wouldn't the credit card company have the option to take possession of any ill- gotten goods? I feel like the guy should get the lottery prize as a reward. "This woman purchased lottery tickets and won the prize, it is NOW yours.

The woman was arrested when she tried to claim the winnings at Atlantic Lottery 's office in St. John's. She now faces two counts of possessing a stolen credit card and five counts of fraud. A store owner in Paradise confirmed the scratch ticket was purchased at his shop, but declined an

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A 33-year-old woman hit it big in the lottery, but ended up on the losing end when the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary charged her with theft of a credit card used to purchase the winning ticket.

Woman steals credit cards, buys winning lottery ticket, gets arrested© Bruce Tilley/CBC The man's vehicle was impounded and he was held for court.

The woman was arrested when she tried to claim the winnings at Atlantic Lottery's office in St. John's. She now faces two counts of possessing a stolen credit card and five counts of fraud.

It all started last Wednesday, when police were called by a man who said his wallet was stolen.

His credit cards were used to make several purchases at stores in Paradise, including a lottery ticket that police said won "a large amount of money."

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The woman was arrested when she tried to claim the winnings at Atlantic Lottery 's office in St. John. She now faces two counts of possessing a stolen credit card and five counts of fraud. When contacted by CBC News, a store owner in Paradise confirmed the scratch ticket was purchased at his

Police won't say precisely how much was won, but the woman didn't receive the money.

She was charged Thursday and released to appear in court.

As that investigation was happening, the RNC stopped the vehicle the woman had been a passenger in. A woman, 46, who was behind the wheel was ticketed for driving with a suspended licence and without insurance.

Police have impounded the vehicle.

It's not clear what will happen with the proceeds of the lottery win.

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