Police have arrested a Lincoln man suspected of doctoring a lottery ticket to make it appear to be worth thousands of dollars.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Police have arrested a Lincoln man suspected of doctoring a lottery ticket to make it appear to be worth thousands of dollars.
Lincoln television station KLKN reports (http://bit.ly/SOC8eX) that the case began in October when a woman walked into the Nebraska Department of Revenue with a ticket she claimed was worth $35,000. Workers at the department suspected it had been altered and called police.
The woman told officers that she got the ticket from her fiancée, 37-year-old Jonathan Tonniges. Tonniges turned himself in to police on Monday and was arrested on suspicion of altering a lottery ticket, a felony that carries up to 20 years in prison.
A public phone listing for Tonniges could not be found. His case did not appear in online court records by Tuesday afternoon.
Information from: KLKN-TV, http://www.klkntv.com
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