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Pa. Man Charged With Redeeming Forged Winning Lottery Ticket

Pennsylvania LotteryPennsylvania Lottery: Pa. Man Charged With Redeeming Forged Winning Lottery Ticket

A Pennsylvania man is accused of redeeming a forged lottery ticket.

Police said Brian Scott Miller, 34, of Cumberland County, was one of 18 workers at Roadway Express who pool their money to play the lottery each week. Validation tests showed the ticket he took to lottery headquarters was forged. He was arrested once he walked out of lottery headquarters with what he thought was a valid check for $853,000.

An agent for the attorney general's office, told a judge Monday that Miller was cooperative and had no criminal history.

The judge ordered Miller to have no contact with the other 17 people in the Powerball pool, and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Nov. 30.

AP

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Posted: November 15, 2005, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

Very nice.

I wonder what he did to make it look good? Did he change just one number? Or maybe cut and pasted from a few tickets, lolol.

    bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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    Posted: November 15, 2005, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

    Sounds like he was desperate...too bad he was stupid.

    Dance like no one is watching.

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      Posted: November 15, 2005, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

       

      The article does not say what was forged.
      They paid out for the ticket so the bar code must have been correct.
      Or did the lottery know that it was purchased by a group and should have been signed in another manner other than an individual.
      The lottery could have received a phone call from other members of the group that knew the numbers purchased.
      The article also say that the person is not to contact other members of the group.

      WHATT

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: November 15, 2005, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

        I hope he wasn't going through all that trouble to split the $853,000 with his fellow pool members. It might have been one of them that set him up with the forged ticket to cash hoping that once they got their share if any thing came down, he would have to take the fall all by himself. 

        I find it hard to believe that someone would chance going to jail just so their coworkers could have some extra spending money.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          cahaba's avatar - moon
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          Posted: November 15, 2005, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

          Sounds like a crook to me.

          "Life is like a box of chocolates...you can speculate on what you're going to get through trial and error"




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            Posted: November 15, 2005, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

            This news article is brimming with speculation without so much as evidence as to: Was it a powerball ticket? An instant ticket? In what way was it forged? Leaving out this tidbit of information merely guards the Lottery commission for when this case is presented to the courts. As the story says- hes from Cumberland County - which means he's probably showing signs from TMI radiation . I recall poor judgement was a side effect from this event , or at least that will be what his laywer could use in his defense. :)

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              Posted: November 15, 2005, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

              It doesn't matter what was Forged! Forged is just that, FORGED! If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck! End of story!

              Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

                Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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                Posted: November 15, 2005, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

                What?I don't understand why people think they can get away with something like that.  What do they be thinking? Talk about a dumb crook.  That's dumber that the women who was talking on her cell phone will robbing a bank.  gee

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                  Posted: November 15, 2005, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

                  PA tickets are printed on plain white paper with little orange keystone logos along one edge. They are probably the easiest of all tickets to counterfeit. Anyone with an inkjet printer and good at Photoshop. But also a flaming fool because the tickets have *BAR CODES* and other means to validate them.

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                    Posted: November 15, 2005, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

                    Ink testing is one, the acid paper test is another! Who knows what test they use or the combination of tests they use to authenticate the ticket! I can bet there are more than the two I just listed!

                    Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                      Posted: November 15, 2005, 11:04 pm - IP Logged

                      It doesn't matter what was Forged! Forged is just that, FORGED! If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck! End of story!

                      Ahh a person who sees things with no grey area.

                      Pardon if I find the concept of forgery to be a bit more intrigueing then a duck that quacks.

                      Interesting news article none the less.

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                        bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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                        Posted: November 16, 2005, 12:18 am - IP Logged

                        It doesn't matter what was Forged! Forged is just that, FORGED! If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck! End of story!

                        Ahh a person who sees things with no grey area.

                        Pardon if I find the concept of forgery to be a bit more intrigueing then a duck that quacks.

                        Interesting news article none the less.

                        It is an interesting article. I hope more comes out about this man and his attempted theivery.

                        Dance like no one is watching.

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                          Posted: November 16, 2005, 9:37 am - IP Logged

                          Man what were you thinking....

                          I can picture the expression on his face, and what was going through his mind when they handed him the fake check and let him walk out the door...

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                            Posted: November 16, 2005, 9:54 am - IP Logged

                            It doesn't matter what was Forged! Forged is just that, FORGED! If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck! End of story!

                            Ahh a person who sees things with no grey area.

                            Pardon if I find the concept of forgery to be a bit more intrigueing then a duck that quacks.

                            Interesting news article none the less.

                            Actually, there isn't much between a forgery and a duck that quacks.  The output of both is smelly and of no value.

                            Cheers

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