Scratch and win fake in Rome, an elderly woman tries to cash it but is condemned

Scratch and win fake in Rome, an elderly woman tries to cash it but is condemned
Scratch and win fake in Rome, an elderly woman tries to cash it but is condemned

He had tried to collect 500 thousand euros with a Scratch and win false while on vacation in Rome four years ago, but she had caught a complaint and had ended up on trial on charges of attempted fraud against the state. Yesterday for Giuseppa Santoro, 60, a housewife of Calabrian origins but resident in the province of Verona, the sentence of conviction arrived in piazzale Clodio: four months of imprisonment with suspended sentence (the woman was cleansed) the payment of a fine of 120 euros and the granting of generic extenuating circumstances.

Scratch fake, the process

The accused will then have to compensate National Lotteries in civil proceedings, which became a civil party in process to enforce the protection of lawful gaming. Prosecutor Andrea Iolis had asked for a sentence of one year and six months. Valentina Romoli, Santoro’s lawyer, commented: «We will certainly appeal. The lady is a respectable person and had acted absolutely in good faith ».

Scratch and Win stolen in Naples, the old woman collects the money but is forced to disappear: too many requests for help

THE STORY
The facts date back to May 13, 2017. According to the defendant’s version, a few days before arriving in Rome, she found a ticket from the New Billionaire in the parking lot of a shopping center in Oppeano, where she lives. It was worn out but, according to the woman, you could read the winning figures and in her eyes that scratch card was worth only 10 euros. He was with his daughter and wanted to give it to her to return her gasoline money, but the girl refused it and so the lady kept it in her purse. A few days later, while on vacation in the capital, as a guest of a friend, he had found that ticket by chance and wanted to give it to the man as a return for the welcome.

Scratch and Win stolen in Naples, the old woman will collect the winnings: payment procedures have been started

On closer inspection, however, he himself had realized that that ticket was worth 500 thousand euros and had accompanied the woman to Lottomatica. The operators had started all the ritual procedures and had asked the lady for an Iban, to credit any winnings, but she had given that of her daughter. After a few weeks, necessary to complete the verification process, Lottomatica realized that the ticket was false and reported the lady. Santoro in the classroom, had recalled that upon delivery of the Scratch and Win she had pointed out to the operators that she was not sure of the authenticity of that title. But yesterday she was still condemned.

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