Medford Police Department Awarded 1 Million Dollars

, Posted: Thu, July 12 2012 at 7:28 AM, Updated: Thu, July 12 2012 at 8:33 AM

The Medford Police Department is a million dollars richer.

NBC 5 confirmed with officials that the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled late Wednesday that the  department *would* be able to collect a million dollar prize originally awarded to a woman back in 2005.

MPD has been in a long court battle against a woman named Christina Goodenow, who they discovered stole the identity of her boyfriend's mother to make $12,000 in purchases, including lotto tickets.

One of goodenow's tickets won the jackpot, but it wasn't until an investigation by Medford Police that she used a false identity.          

Goodenow was sentenced to probation and finally forced to forfeit the winnings to the Police Department since they were the ones to crack the case.

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