Online publication Syracuse.com has reported a so-called lottery ticket fraud in ny’s Syracuse area dating back to 2006, that involves two brothers from central New York who claimed a $5 million lottery ticket sold at their family’s convenience store. Subsequently, they’ve been accused of scamming the winner out of his scratchcard winnings.
Now Being Charged
Second-degree attempted larceny that is grand fourth-degree conspiracy fees are actually being filed against 36-year-old Nayel Ashkar and Andy Ashkar, aged 34, that has also been charged with first-degree criminal possession of stolen home.
Following reports to a Syracuse newspaper by suspicious lottery security officials trying to find the real winner regarding the prize, the legitimate customer and owner regarding the lottery scratch-off arrived forward and was revealed as a daddy of two, aged 49, who had previously been duped by the brothers into giving up the winning ticket whenever he visited the Ashkar’s convenience store in October 2006 to cash it in.
Whether it in fact was a silly error, or simply sheer disbelief, the true winner of this ticket initially thought so it had been a award of $5,000 which he would be claiming, despite being told by way of a friend it was in fact a $5 million jackpot. He was told by Andy Ashkar, upon trying to money in the ticket, so it was just a $5,000 prize and had been provided $4,000 in cash from Ashkar to be able to avoid p (more…)