Woman nabbed after buying winning lottery ticket with stolen credit card

A woman in Canada who won about $50,000 in a scratch-off lottery game has been charged with purchasing the ticket with a stolen credit card.

The 33-year-old woman, who was not identified, was arrested for fraud Thursday when she showed up at a lottery office in Newfoundland to try and claim her winnings, according to a report Friday.

On Wednesday a man reported the theft of his wallet containing credit cards, CBC News reported.

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Newfoundland police said the credit cards were used to make purchases in Paradise.

One of the purchases was a lottery ticket that “resulted in the winning of a large amount of money,” police said.

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The ticket seller confirmed the winning ticket was worth about $50,000, CBC reported. Cops refused to give the woman the money.

Adding to the woman's woes, police also seized the car she used to get to the lottery office.

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The vehicle belongs to a friend who police said was driving with a suspended license and no insurance.