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Lawrenceville man accused of stealing 351 lottery tickets from Exxon Food Mart

Posted August 3

— A Lawrenceville man has been accused of fraudulently printing out and stealing 351 lottery tickets from a local convenience store.

Sajid Shafiq, 26, printed out tickets for lottery games including Cash 4, Cash 3, Fantasy 5 and the Mega Millions at the Exxon Food Mart on Tuesday at some time before 6:18 p.m., according to warrants. Shafiq reportedly also stole money from the cash register.

In all, he robbed the store of $7,849 worth of lottery tickets and cash, according to warrants.

Gwinnett County police arrested Shafiq and booked him into Gwinnett County jail at 6:18 p.m., according to the jail log. He's been charged with theft by taking and counterfeiting lottery tickets - both felonies.

Shafiq is being held on $22,400 bail.

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