Brother and sister plead guilty in 50/50 lottery fraud

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A brother and sister pleaded guilty Thursday for their part in a 50/50 lottery fraud that cost a non-profit community group more than $50,000. Michelle Lynn McKenna, 31, and Joshua Tyler McKenna, 22, were sentenced to one year probation and 50 hours community service. The siblings are two of six people — all from the Charlottetown area — charged with fraud over $5,000 in relations to the lottery.

Non-profit community group out of more than $50,000

Court heard police received a tip June 14 about the 50/50 community cash lottery at the Murphy Community Centre. Police alerted the centre — a non-profit community group — and told them not to disperse the winnings from the June 10 draw. Cases against four other accused, Simon Hood, Mark Griffin, Anthony Cummiskey, and Joshua Smith, are still before the courts.

Read more about the 50/50 fraud at CBC News.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.