Windsor Locks Police Commissioner arrested trying to cash stolen lottery ticket in Florida

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WINDSOR LOCKS – The Chairman of the Windsor Locks Police Commission, Michael Royston, is stepping down from his role after he was arrested in Tallahasee, Florida.

According to the Tallahasee Democrat, police said Royston, 49, tried to cash a lottery ticket worth $520,000, except the ticket was reported stolen by his niece.

Police charged Royston Friday with filing a false claim, intent to defraud and grand theft.

Roston released a statement Sunday:

I adamantly deny any wrong doing in which I have been accused. I do not want this to [a]ffect the Commission or The Windsor Locks Police Department while I exonerate my name, therefore I have resigned from the Windsor Locks Police Commission. It has been an honor and a privilege serving the citizens of Windsor Locks.