Shady Shenanigans: Scammer Couple Popped After Buying Million-Dollar Lotto Ticket With $175,000 In Stolen Money

- By Bossip Staff

Joan Lechleitner,Kerry Titus

Pennsylvania Couple Arrested For Stealing $175,000 And Buying Lottery Tickets With It

This story is where greed and stupidity intersect.

The NYDailyNews hipped us to these morons who thought…well, ain’t no tellin’ what they thought, but it damn sure didn’t work.

A couple who helped steal more than $175,000 from a grocery store where they worked used that money to buy a winning $1 million lottery ticket from the same store, state police said.

Joan Lechleitner, 51, and her fiance, Kerry Titus, 54, both of Pottsville, were charged Tuesday along with two other former employees with stealing from the Agway store in Cressona. They rang up bogus returns and pocketed the money from May 2011 until March 2016, police said in a criminal complaint.

And some of the stolen money was used to buy lottery tickets, including the Cash 5 ticket worth more than $1 million on Sept. 11.

Four winners split the prize of $1,047,618, with Lechleitner winning $261,904.50, state lottery officials said.

Greedy. And. Stupid. They should get matching t-shirts made.

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