$1M lottery winner disputes attempted shoplifting conviction

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Posted: Oct 14, 2017 11:28 AM

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — An attorney for a $1 million lottery winner accused of trying to steal $80 worth of lipstick from a New Hampshire department store says she will appeal her conviction.

Attorney Patrick Arnold tells the Eagle Tribune the accusation against Yokatia Rodriguez stems from a "misunderstanding that could happen to anyone."

Rodriguez was found guilty in a Salem, New Hampshire court earlier this week of attempted shoplifting. Arnold says she will appeal the verdict in Superior Court.

The 40-year-old Tewksbury woman was accused in December of trying to leave a Kohl's store without paying for some items in her cart. A receipt showed she paid for nearly $520 worth of stuff, but not $80 worth of lipsticks.

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Arnold says Rodriguez "looks forward to her day in Superior Court."

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Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com