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Clerk enters plea in Mass. lottery-ticket case

Massachusetts LotteryMassachusetts Lottery: Clerk enters plea in Mass. lottery-ticket case
A North Andover, Massachusetts convenience store clerk pleaded innocent Wednesday to cashing in a customer’s winning lottery ticket.

Prosecutors say Patrick Simboli told customer Elizabeth Geladeres of Raymond, N.H., that she’d won $2 on a “Cash Winfall” ticket purchased at his store May 9. In fact, the ticket was worth $32,000, after taxes.

Police say he kept the ticket and claimed the prize. The Massachusetts Lottery Commission has confirmed that Simboli cashed in the winning ticket.

He was arraigned in Lawrence District Court on charges of larceny and receiving stolen property. If convicted, he could get up to five years in prison on each charge.

Simboli was expected back in court in September.

AP

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MillionsWanted's avatar - 24Qa6LT

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Posted: May 26, 2005, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

It's time people learned to check their own tickets.

Or stopped being too lazy to check them. 

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    Posted: May 26, 2005, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

    It's foolish for him to think people will believe a "not guilty" plea.  Obviously, when the police called the lottery to ask if he (or someone he knows) cashed the winning $46,000 ticket and were told that he certainly did, that answers the guilty question right there!

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      Posted: May 27, 2005, 3:39 am - IP Logged



      It's time people learned to check their own tickets.

      Or stopped being too lazy to check them. 



      you got that right,i never trust any clerk i check it myself....

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        Posted: May 27, 2005, 8:00 am - IP Logged

        I highlite the winning numbers on my tickets before taking them in to be cashed, that way if the terminal doesn't agree with my expectations, I can recheck the posted winners for that drawing.

        RJOh

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: May 27, 2005, 9:13 am - IP Logged

          I also believe he is guilty. Put him in jail!

          But just imagine what if he was inocent. Then after the trial, he will end up with no money left anyway, after paying the lawyer fee. Goosh, I hate this legal system that drain people's money and give advantage to people who has more money.

           

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            Posted: May 27, 2005, 11:59 am - IP Logged

            The lawyers are the only winners most of the time.

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              Posted: May 28, 2005, 6:20 pm - IP Logged
                 


              It's foolish for him to think people will believe a "not guilty" plea. Obviously, when the police called the lottery to ask if he (or someone he knows) cashed the winning $46,000 ticket and were told that he certainly did, that answers the guilty question right there!





              It isn't a question of wether or not he cashed the ticket in, the question is was he the rightful owner or did he steal it through fraud from the rightful owner


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                Posted: June 3, 2005, 10:58 am - IP Logged

                Fraud.

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                  Posted: June 3, 2005, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                  See that's why I sign and make copies of my ticket!!! 


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                    Posted: June 4, 2005, 9:33 am - IP Logged

                    I rarely do.