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Lottery theft in Mitchell results in two people being charged

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Two people have been charged after police initiated an Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) "suspicious win investigation."

On Dec. 14, 2023, officers received information from the OLG about a suspicious lottery ticket win at a retail outlet in Mitchell.

According to police, it's alleged the winning ticket was stolen by a store employee and the $50,000 cash prize was subsequently claimed by an associate of that employee.

A 44 year old from Mitchell has been charged with fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

A 51 year old from Stratford has been charged with fraud over $5,000 and possession of stolen property over $5,000. 

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