Jamaica - Three on lottery scam rap remanded

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Three on lottery scam rap remanded

6:44 am, Tue December 10, 2013

Three persons, including a 16-year-old boy, who were arrested late last month in connection with the lottery scam, were remanded when they faced the Santa Cruz Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday. They are due back in court on Wednesday.

Tafari Haddad, 19, Denise Sutherland, 36, and the teenager were arrested at the Jerusalem Housing in Santa Cruz.

The court was told that on Novembers 29, the St. Elizabeth Police raided a house at the scheme. A book and lists containing names, addresses and social security numbers of individuals living in the US were found.

Mr. Haddad and Miss Sutherland were taken into custody and following questioning were charged on December 2. The teenager was charged on Friday.

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Couple Arrested In Massive Jamaican Lottery Scam

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Jamaica have arrested a couple suspected of involvement in a lucrative lottery scam.

Police say the couple is being investigated for identity theft after officers searching their home found lists of names of people living overseas along with several debit cards issued by foreign banks.

Jamaican has been trying to crack down on a local multimillion-dollar lottery scam targeting mostly elderly Americans out of their retirement savings. Jamaica and the U.S. have created a task force to target the schemes, which are estimated to generate at least $300 million a year.

Police said the couple was arrested Friday in the popular northern tourist district of St. James.

Associated Press 12/14/2013


Jamaica: Alleged lottery scammers to face court this week


Alleged lottery scammers to face court this week

Published: Sunday January 5, 2014 | 12:27 pm 0 Comments

Two St Elizabeth men, who have been charged with lottery scam offences, are to face the court this week.

The men, Triston Tomlinson, 19, an auto mechanic and Domar Robinson, 20, a farmer, both of Lennox in Big Woods were charged for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act.

The men were charged by the St Elizabeth Police's Proactive Investigative Unit yesterday following an interview in the presence of their attorney. They are to appear in the Santa Cruz Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, January 8.

The police say the men were arrested about 10:00 a.m. on January 2 by police personnel who were on patrol along High Street in Black River.

Subsequent investigations showed that the men were in possession of information on the identities of persons living in the United States.


Fifteen arrested for lottery scam activities

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Fifteen arrested for lottery scam activities

2:58 pm, Sun January 12, 2014

Fifteen persons were arrested in Manchester and St. Elizabeth on Saturday for lottery scam activities.

They were held during raids carried out by a large contingent of police personnel, led by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA).

The team carried out raids in Hatfield, Manchester, during which 13 persons were arrested. The police said several sheets of paper with names, addresses and phone numbers of persons overseas were found in the houses that were searched.

A second raid in Hodges in Black River, St. Elizabeth resulted in two persons being arrested.

Documents, reportedly related to lottery scam activities, were said to have been found in a house they occupied.

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Five Alleged Lottery Scammers Arrested In Manchester

more arrests!.....

The Manchester police are reporting that their crackdown on lottery scamming activities in the parish continues to bear fruit. 

Investigators say they arrested five men yesterday for their alleged involvement in the illicit scam. 

They say the men were accosted during a raid at a house in Bonito Crescent in Manchester. 

The police say they seized laptop computers, lead sheets and books containing names, bank information, social security numbers and addresses of persons living overseas. 

The five were arrested on suspicion under the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) Act. 

Investigators say the men will be questioned and charges are expected to follow.

Thursday February 6, 2014
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