Now another episode of the world's smartest criminals. Really guy? You think they'd never figure this out? And what if you didn't win anything?  A 32-year-old gas station manager was arraigned Friday on charges that he stole nearly $40,000 worth of scratch tickets from his store and cashed them in for lottery winnings at nearby supermarkets, according to The Cape Cod Times.


Alexander J. Klopfer, of 60 Forest Drive, is charged with larceny by a single scheme and uttering or possessing false lottery tickets. He plead not guilty in Falmouth District Court. Mr. Klopfer allegedly was caught on surveillance video activating batches of scratch tickets at Alltown Mobil at the Mashpee rotary and then placing them under his jacket. The tickets ranged in price from $1 to $20.

Later, Klopfer also was seen in surveillance tapes cashing in winning lottery tickets at Stop & Shop supermarkets in Mashpee and Marstons Mills. Klopfer is due back in court Feb. 12. No word on how much money he won in the scheme, but i'm sure he'll be paying every cent back.