Two brothers from Antigo, Wisconsin were jailed Tuesday after they were caught trying to cash stolen lottery tickets.
The Shawano County Sheriffs Department said the tickets were among 2,184 Wisconsin Lottery tickets taken from a burglary at the Remington Oil gas station in Birnamwood about 3 a.m. Tuesday. Police said a front window had been smashed to gain entry to the station.
Police were notified when three young men attempted to cash the stolen tickets here about 10 a.m. Birnamwood Police Chief Doug Carlson and officers from the Antigo Police Department and the Langlade County Sheriffs Department arrested the three.
Police executed a search warrant at a Langlade County home later Wednesday and recovered more than 500 lottery tickets.
Police said more tickets were found in the truck the three men were in.
One man was released from custody after the investigation, said Steve Conradt, chief deputy of the Shawano County Sheriffs Department.
Joshua W. Caffero, 30 was taken to the Shawano County Jail while his brother, Bryan E. Caffero, 18, was jailed in Oconto County.
Shawano County Dist. Atty. Gary Bruno is reviewing reports pending formal filing of charges against the two.