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Theft of lottery tickets wins Michigan man trip to jail

Michigan LotteryMichigan Lottery: Theft of lottery tickets wins Michigan man trip to jail

A Michigan man arrested in late May for the burglary of the Lake Nepessing Road Party Store and theft of lottery tickets has won a trip to prison.

Gerald Werth, 41, of Flint was sentenced to 18 months to 10 years in prison Monday by Lapeer Circuit Judge Nick O. Holowka.

Werth was on parole for previous burglary convictions when he broke through the back wall of the store, 434 Lake Nepessing Road, and left with liquor, cigarettes and lottery tickets.

He was arrested after detectives tracked him through security camera photos at Flint-area party stores, where he cashed in winning scratch off lottery tickets.

None of the lottery tickets involved large jackpots, and a search of the home of a relative turned up much of the property stolen from the store, said Lapeer County Sheriff's Detective Lt. Gary Parks.

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Posted: May 18, 2005, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

I can't believe in this day and age that people still steal lotto tickets.  How can you not know that the lottery voids and traces the stolen tickets? - Dumb!

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    Michigan
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    Posted: May 19, 2005, 1:51 am - IP Logged

    Well it was a Chance

    GO DIRECTLY

      TO JAIL

    DO NOT PASS GO, DO NOT COLLECT $200

    "A fool and his money are soon to part"

    well at least i will have fun doing it

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      Posted: May 19, 2005, 7:47 am - IP Logged

      the man made an ignorant choice and now he'll learn the hard way......

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        Posted: May 19, 2005, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

        One of America's Dumbest Criminals?


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          Posted: June 5, 2005, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

          You may be right.

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            Posted: July 1, 2005, 5:00 am - IP Logged

            yep it was pretty dumb....


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              Posted: July 1, 2005, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

              I Agree!