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Schuylkill County Man Charged with Robbing Store of Scratch-Offs and Losing

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schuylkill county man steals lottery tickets loses

A Schuylkill County man is facing a felony theft charge after being accused of stealing some Pennsylvania Lottery instant game scratch-offs.

According to State Police in Schuylkill Haven, they were called to the C&C Candies and Country Store in Friedensburg, Wayne Township, last Thursday at about 2 p.m.

Police say 38-year-old Edward Rayfield, of Pottsville, stole 6 scratch-offs from behind the counter of the store and made off in a silver 1999 Lincoln Navigator.

Two days later, Rayfield was spotted driving the very same vehicle and wearing the exact same clothing he wore when he pocketed the lottery tickets.

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Police pulled over Rayfield when they spotted him and they say he admitted to pilfering the scratch-offs. Rayfield told police that none of the 6 tickets were winners.

In addition to losing out on the jackpot, police have charged Rayfield with felony retail theft.



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