16/02/2013

Thief Busted After Brother Cashed In Stolen Lottery Tickets

A man who swiped 100 lottery tickets during a smash and grab burglary was busted after his brother cashed-in the winning tickets.

In a smash and grab incident, Trevor David Winsett, 24, stole scratch-off lottery tickets and gave them to his brother.

Winsett’s brother and his girlfriend cashed in the winning tickets at another convenience store.

Fingerprints lifted from the cashed in lottery tickets came back to Winsett. Detectives linked the suspect to the burglary, as well as two other convenience store robberies.

Winsett reportedly gave the tickets to his brother to pay for his debt.

The thief was arrested for one count burglary; two counts robbery and one-count dealing in stolen property.

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