Iowa City man accused of stealing lottery tickets

Kate Pixley, News Reporter

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of stealing four lottery tickets while on probation for stealing lottery tickets.

Eric Burgess, 52, address unknown, was charged Feb. 6 with forgery or theft of a lottery ticket.

According to the arrest affidavit, Burgess stole four lottery tickets totaling approximately $50 while a store clerk was distracted. He then attempted to return one of the tickets after partially scratching it off. Burgess is on probation for theft of lottery tickets.

Forgery of theft of a lottery ticket is a Class-D felony.

— Kate Pixley