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Clarendon police tells lottery scammers to stay away

Published: Thursday January 9, 2014 | 9:49 am Comments 0

Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:
Police investigators in Clarendon say they are going all out to ensure that the infamous lottery scamming does not take root in the parish.

Investigators say they have noticed that lottery scamming has been steadily making its way from the north coast into Clarendon and strategies will be put in place to combat the illegal activity.

The declaration comes as after Tuesday's arrest and charge of a 21-year-old man for breaching the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act.

Police investigators say this is the first arrest in the parish under the anti-lottery scamming law.

The man was held in Mocho in the parish with six lead sheets.

The accused reportedly told the police in a caution statement that he purchased two of the sheets at the May Pen bus park and the other four in Montego Bay.

The man has reportedly used the information to scam persons living in the United States.

The accused is set to appear in court today.

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