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Hialeah couple ran scheme to cheat on lottery, police say

Officer arrested a man and a woman in Hialeah accusing them of organized scheme to defraud a supermarket and the Florida Lottery.

HIALEAH, Fla. – Officers arrested a married couple on Thursday in Hialeah accusing them of running a scheme to defraud the Florida Lottery, police said.

Ana Ramirez is accused of stealing hundreds of scratch-off ticket books from Aries Supermarket where she was employed as a cashier, police said.

She and her husband, Roberto Montes, are accused of cashing in several winning tickets costing the supermarket and the Florida Lottery more than $236,000, police said.

Ramirez and Montes face charges of grand theft and organized scheme to defraud.

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Eden Checkol co-anchors Local 10's 10 p.m. weeknight newscast on WSFL and also reports on WPLG newscasts. She’s a Minnesota native who is thrilled to leave the snow behind and call South Florida home.