Clements Man Lottery Fraud 25 Jun 12

A 19-year-old man from Clements faces felony charges in Brown County after allegedly attempting to cash in stolen lottery tickets. Alexander Dean Pietig reportedly attempted to turn in the tickets at the Springfield Amoco gas station, but the store’s employee was unable to validate the tickets, and a lottery official claimed that they were reported stolen. Pietig later reportedly turned in the 8 tickets, worth approximately $115 to police. He was charged with 2 counts of felony state lottery fraud this week in Brown County Court.