Monday, September 8, 2014

Lottery Winner Pleads Guilty to Theft Charges

A lottery winner from Muson, Pennsylvania, appeared in Clearfield County Court last week accused of stealing from a coal company.

Ricky Lee Hutton, 57, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of theft by unlawful taking and deviant trespass.

The owner of A.W. Long Coal stated many items have gone missing from the site over the past few years.

Hutton was sentenced to 45 days to one year in jail with one year consecutive probation. He was also ordered to pay the coal company over $21,000 in restitution. The company wants Hutton to pay them $750 each month because he won $1,000 week for life, but Hutton told the court he receives one annual payment of $38,000 each year and uses it for house payments and property taxes.