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Edmonton convenience store manager jailed, ordered to pay back nearly $258K after lottery fraud

Global News logo Global News 2018-09-12 Caley Ramsay
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An Edmonton convenience store manager will have to pay back nearly $258,000 after being sentenced in connection with a year-long lottery fraud.

Hassan Karim Choudhry, 32, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 months in jail and ordered to pay back $257,799.

The sentence came after Choudhry pleaded guilty in March to fraud over $5,000.

The charge dates back to a fraud that was carried out over the course of a year, between September 2012 and September 2013.

READ MORE: Edmonton convenience store manager charged in $524K lottery fraud

At the time, police said he manipulated the store's accounting system for lottery payouts that totalled $524,000. Officers said Choudhry was paying out non-existent lottery tickets to himself.

The employer reported the fraud to police in October 2013, and Choudhry – who was fired from his job – was charged in September 2017.

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