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St Elizabeth man pleads guilty to lottery scamming charge

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2013 | 11:29 AM

Twenty-three-year-old St Elizabeth man Rhoan Beckford is to be sentenced on Friday, December 6 for lottery scamming related offences.

Beckford, who is from Jointwood district, has pleaded guilty in the Black River Circuit Court to the charge of knowingly possessing identity information of a person.

The police say in September, a team was on an operation along the Junction main road in the parish, when the driver of a motor vehicle was signaled to stop.

They say all three occupants as well as the motor vehicle were searched and several sheets of paper with numbers, names and addresses of American and Canadian citizens were found.

The police say the three were taken into custody but two of them were subsequently released.

Beckford was, however, later charged with breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provision) Act.


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