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Man charged over ‘£2.5m lottery fraud’

The force’s serious fraud and cyber unit began investigating in 2015 after evidence emerged the claim was not legitimate, the force said.

A lottery player has been charged with fraudulently claiming a £2.5 million payout almost a decade ago.

Edward Putman, 53, is accused of fraud by false representation after allegedly claiming the outstanding jackpot with a fake ticket in 2009, Hertfordshire Police said.

The force’s serious fraud and cyber unit began investigating in 2015 after evidence emerged the claim was not legitimate.

Man charged in connection with alleged lottery fraud A man has been charged after an investigation into an alleged...

Posted by Herts Police on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Putman, of Station Road, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, was bailed to appear at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on October 16.

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