- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Two Waterloo residents have been accused of trying to defraud lottery officials after a winning ticket worth $30,000 was redeemed.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (https://bit.ly/16kQrna ) that 40-year-old Samuel Hirsch and 34-year-old Natasha Nieman each are charged with one count of lottery fraud. Online court records don’t list the names of their attorneys.

Court records say Nieman bought the ticket in Waterloo on June 14. Authorities say Nieman owed money to the state, and that money would have been deducted if she had cashed in the ticket.

Hirsch went with her to Iowa Lottery Regional Headquarters in Cedar Rapids, and authorities say Hirsch was given the winnings after he told officials that he had bought the ticket.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com


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