NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man took a gamble with the law and lost.

Richard M. Nogid, 46, of Port Jefferson Station, stole more than $25,000 in scratch-off lottery tickets, police said.

Nogid, the general manager of Rite Aid in Shirley, was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny in the 3rd-degree after an investigation started by Rite Aid Corp., police said.

The tickets were taken from a lottery vending machine inside the drugstore, police said.

Nogid scratched the tickets and claimed the winners, according to police.

No large winning tickets were claimed by Nogid, police said.

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