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Man gets 6 years prison for lottery ticket theft

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - A judge in Jonesboro has sentenced a man to six years in prison for breaking into a convenience store and stealing lottery tickets.

Thirty-year-old Robert Dewayne Buford of Jonesboro pleaded guilty Friday to theft and commercial burglary.

Buford was arrested after a Kum & Go convenience store was burglarized Oct. 17. Officials say $2,400 in lottery tickets were taken.

Circuit Judge Cindy Thyer suspended an additional four-year sentence on the condition that Buford testify against an accomplice.

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery can track each ticket and stolen tickets are easily voided.

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