Skip to comments.Illegal immigrant 'scammed' out of lottery winnings by store clerk
Posted on 09/03/2011 5:03:08 AM PDT by lowbridge
He won $3 million, but his luck ended there.
An illegal immigrant was scammed out of a massive lottery jackpot by the man who ran the Rockland County store where the victim bought his winning scratch-off ticket, prosecutors said yesterday.
The alleged lottery crook told the winner that illegal aliens can't claim lottery prizes -- and that if the victim tried to collect his $3 million in winnings, he would be deported.
The claims were false; anyone can claim a lottery prize. But the lies scared the victim so much that he agreed to let the alleged scammer, a clerk at the A-Z Deli and Convenience store in Spring Valley, sign the ticket as a co-winner, officials said.
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“The alleged lottery crook told the winner that illegal aliens can’t claim lottery prizes — and that if the victim tried to collect his $3 million in winnings, he would be deported”.
...sound logical to me.
“... that illegal aliens can’t claim lottery prizes... would be deported”.
Personally, I believe that should be the policy. Guess I’m just jaded that way.
Illegals should certainly NOT be able to win government lotteries or any other government benefits.
The NY Post must have told the reporter to find a story where the illegal immigrant is victimized by legals.
So he will likely get a visa for the $500,000. A bit high for a visa fee, but it is a start...
OK in a court of law, how do you prove this story is true?
LUCKY OR PLUCKY: Suspects (from left)
Atif Ali, Mubeen Ashraf and Riaz Khan face
“The alleged lottery larcenist, Atif Ali, 28, also got the store’s former owner, Riaz Khan, 45, and his pal Mubeen Ashraf, 23, in on the scam,”
Seems entirely logical to me.
Those are some nasty looking people.
Great customer service, though. Always willing to help customers who have problems. /s
This story makes no sense. A large winning like 3 million goes directly to the state for redemption and not the store. I don’t believe a person could be that stupid.
Our immigration laws are obviously screwed up when guys like that are here legally. I don’t care if they were born here, we should be able to deport them. ; )
I suspect the illegal went to the store with his “problem” and made a deal on his own.
“The alleged lottery crook told the winner that illegal aliens cant claim lottery prizes and that if the victim tried to collect his $3 million in winnings, he would be deported.”
Hell, here in Texas, their family would get a free education, plus college at in-state rates. Illegals are looked at as people to be treasured, certainly not deported.
One crook scamming another crook.
Do these three monkeys have green cards?
They should be prosecuted, jailed and then deported.
Dare I say it?
I wonder if they got any government grants for their store.
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