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Accused 23-year-old St Elizabeth scammer remanded

Published:Friday | August 8, 2014 | 10:54 AM

The police are reporting more success in the anti-lottery scam fight in St Elizabeth, following the arrest and charge of 23-year-old labourer, Romaine Bailey.

The police say Bailey of Brompton in the parish, was detained by the St Elizabeth Proactive Investigation Unit on Tuesday following a search of his premises.

The man was taken to the Santa Cruz Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday and has been remanded until next Tuesday.

The police say members of the investigative unit searched Bailey’s house and seized several items connected to lottery scamming.

They include a cell phone which contained identity information of persons living in the United States of America, Western Union receipts and Jamaica National money transfer receipts amounting to more than $500,000.

A laptop, Compact Disks which contained sweepstakes information and a 2004 SUV were also seized.

Bailey was subsequently charged with knowingly possessing identity information.

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