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

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(CBC News) 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.

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.

When contacted by CBC News, a store owner in Paradise confirmed the scratch ticket was purchased at his shop, but declined an interview. He confirmed the prize was $50,000.

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