A Trelawny couple charged in connection with the lottery scam have been ordered to return to court on September 26.
The two were arrested on Sunday during an operation by the Lottery Scam Task Force in Duncan’s Trelawny.
The police say a American was spotted in a bank in the company of 26-year-old Kemar Steele otherwise called ‘FBI Agent Andre Martin’ and his common-law wife, 24-year-old Kemisha Simmons.
The American was allegedly lured into the country by the two who are believed to be involved in the illegal lottery scam.
They reportedly told him he had won US$37 million and should collect it and pay over J$300,000.
The police say further investigations led to a search at the couple’s house where items including two laptop computers with information relating to the illegal scam, other electronics, documents and J$126,000 were found.
Steele was charged with conspiracy to defraud and Simmons with possession of criminal property, money laundering and conspiracy to defraud.
The two appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court where Steele was remanded and Simmons granted bail.