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Woodcarver among five convicted of lottery scamming

Published:Monday | October 12, 2015 | 11:11 AM

The major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is boasting of securing five lottery scam convictions in the St James Circuit Court last week.

Those convicted and sentenced are 25-year-old bar operator Kasheve Haughton;  27-year-old, woodcarver, Anthony Sparks; 20-year-old Hycal Junior Reid; 21-year-old , labourer Tajae Jevaun Box; and labourer Carlton Conrad Brown.

They have been fined up to $250,000 and given sentences of up to three years in prison.

Meanwhile, Communications officer for MOCA West Kevin Watson says the police is stepping up efforts curb the lottery scam by targeting high schoolers.

He says MOCA decided to go into schools to seek to deter children from participating in the crime, as lottery scamming is a prevalent activity among high school students.