A tobacco store proprietor suspected of operating off with a buyer’s successful scratchcard was stopped from boarding a flight to the Canary Islands, Italian media have mentioned.
Border police at Rome‘s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino worldwide airport prevented the Naples store proprietor from getting on the airplane to Fuerteventura, after he allegedly went on the run.
The person did not have the sport card – which might have been value €500,000 (£428,000) – on him, however he did have a airplane ticket, the LaPresse information company mentioned.
The investigation started after the client who bought the successful card requested the store in a working-class a part of Naples to substantiate her win, which was the highest prize.
She had purchased two “scratch and win” playing cards and handed the successful one to a store worker who then handed it on to one of many store’s house owners for a ultimate test, Italian information experiences mentioned.
However, as an alternative, he’s mentioned to have stored the cardboard and raced off on his scooter by way of the southern Italian metropolis.
A European arrest warrant was issued and to stop anybody from making an attempt to money within the scratch card, Italian authorities froze the whole block of card numbers that had been distributed to the tobacco store.
The person is known to be not beneath arrest because the scratchcard has not been discovered however it stays beneath investigation.