NY man steals lottery tickets after trying to use fake money, police say

NY man steals lottery tickets after trying to use fake money, police say
Police in Tonawanda, New York, are looking for a man who tried to pass off fake money to buy lottery tickets, then stole the tickets. (Tonawanda Police Department)

TONAWANDA, N.Y. — A man tried to pass fake cash and buy lottery tickets at an upstate New York convenience store. When the clerk rejected the funny money, the man stole the tickets and bolted from the store.

According to the Tonawanda Police Department, a man walked into a 7-Eleven store and attempted to buy lottery tickets with prop money used in the movies, WGRZ reported. The man was attempting to buy the tickets with fake $20 bills, according to WIVB.

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The clerk, however, rejected the cash. That is when the man grabbed the lottery tickets and ran from the store, WGRZ reported.

People with information regarding the theft or who have information regarding the man can contact the Tonawanda Police Department at (716) 692-2121.