N.Y. Deli Owner, Son Trick Lotto Winner Out of $1 Million Winning Ticket

Tried to convince man he only won $1,000

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Policed arrested a Long Island deli owner and his son for trying to trick a customer into thinking his winning lotto ticket was worth only $1,000 instead of $1 million. Nice try.

A 34-year-old man, who did not speak English, bought a scratch-off ticket and attempted to collect his winnings from Karim Jaghab, 26, on Thursday. Jaghab gave the man $1,000 and kept the $1 million dollar ticket, Newsday reports.

The customer returned to question the amount on Friday, and Jaghab and his father, 57-year-old Nabil Jaghab, tried to give him $10,000 instead.

The father and son were arraigned Saturday on grand larceny charges. Their lawyer argued it was a “simple mistake.”

[Newsday]

9 comments
thejrw
thejrw

always a simple mistake when you get caught.

Openminded1
Openminded1

Most likely two Muslims, the ones that are so religious and nice according to the libs. These two come to the USA the country they love to hate. Make money, do not pay the taxes they should and bad mouth America. Yet they can not make money in their homeland and live like paupers, and yet they have the audacity to run their mouths about Americans,                                                                                                                      . 

cdherz44
cdherz44

I've long thought our political class should be replaced with Lotto winners.  Really, they don't need the payola and they are lucky!

eagle11772
eagle11772

I'm a Long Islander, born and raised.  I believe it was a simple mistake.  A simple mistake of THIEVERY.  Both these criminals should serve at least 25 years in prison to think about their "mistake".

noelle.b
noelle.b

@Openminded1 Hate much bigot? Grammar lessons would serve you well. Just because the message you're attempting to deliver is nothing more than hateful tripe spewed by someone incapable of autonomous thought, this fact doesn't justify your laziness in regards to proper sentence structure and punctuation. 

SatoriSatya
SatoriSatya

@BufordLongshanks"You just can't trust these immigrants" - That's what the natives of this land said before they were slaughtered. If you're not a native American, what you said sounds incredibly stupid.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@noelle.b @Openminded1 Let me enlighten you snob, i type at 125 words a minute and do not care about sentence structure. I have over 7000 post on here all typed fast. You can read them and understand them. spelling is rarely wrong and to me that is the most important part of posting. This is not grammar school, Englisgh class or a writing class and you are not a professor grading anyone. I am a 63 yeasr old a retired policemen and black, and yes I do not like muslims nor trust them and with good reason. How about you bleeding heart ,you love everyone? naive dumb ass.