The manager of a Shirley drugstore is facing charges he stole more than $25,000 worth of scratch-off Lottery tickets, but he didn’t win big.
New York State police arrested Richard Nogid and charged him with grand larceny.
Police said the 46-year-old Port Jefferson Station man stole the tickets from a Lottery Vending Machine at the Rite Aid Store where he worked.
He allegedly scratched them and claimed the winning tickets.
Nogid will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip.
The company and lottery officials assisted police in the investigation.