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Lotto scammers caught and charged

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

PAINSTAKING WORK by police detectives is being credited for the capture of three suspected lotto scammers in Mandeville, Manchester, last Saturday.

Senior police officers say, under pressure from detectives in St James, which is the home base of the multi-billion dollar lotto scam, the scammers have been fleeing to other sections of the island.

On Saturday, police in Mandeville accosted the St James residents, who were later identified as lotto scammers.

The vehicle in which they were travelling was searched, and cash totalling US$30,000 and J$98,000 was seized.

The three - 28-year-old Roxanne Wilson from Hendon; Norwood Otheavear Foster, 24 years old, from Mount Salem; and Odaine Appleton, 22 years old from Hendon, Norwood, were arrested and charged on Saturday under the Proceeds of Crime Act, for failing to account for a large quantity of cash seized from the motor vehicle.

Wilson, Foster and Appleton appeared in the Mandeville Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday, where Wilson and Foster were granted bail in the sum of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. Appleton was remanded.