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J'can accused of scamming Canadian for court today

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2013 | 11:00 AM

A Jamaican woman accused of conning a 75-year-old Canadian man of $3 million is to make her first court appearance today.

Twenty-eight-year-old Santressa Kerr of a Lucea address in Hanover was charged last Wednesday with three counts of money laundering, one count of fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Kerr's arrest was the culmination of extensive investigation by officers from the Financial Investigation Division and, the Anti-Lottery Scam Task Force in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Kerr allegedly contacted an elderly Canadian in the province of Alberta, and told him he had won a Jamaican lottery.

It’s reported that Kerr told him that he had to pay CAD$31,000 for the release of the money.

The requested money was sent but no payout was made.

Law enforcement officials note that this is the first such case before the Jamaican court involving a victim residing in Canada.


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