2 arrested in Greensboro lottery theft

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Two people have been arrested and accused of stealing winning lottery tickets from a store in Greensboro.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported (http://bit.ly/14R9QDR) the arrests were made following a sting operation last month.

A detective presented a winning ticket at a store and the clerk ran it through the lottery computer. Police say 47-year-old Yogesh Jayantibhai Patel saw the ticket was a $1,000 winner but told the detective it was a losing ticket.

The Guilford County sheriff's office said Patel and 50-year-old Minaben Yogesh Patel cashed the ticket the next day.

It was not clear if the suspects have an attorney.

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Information from: News & Record, http://www.news-record.com

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