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Convicted lottery scammer to be sentenced January 24

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2014 | 1:00 PM

A 21-year-old St James man, Marlon Davis, is to be sentenced for lottery scamming on January 24.



Davis, who was arrested on December 28, became the first person to be convicted since the Lottery Scam Taskforce was established.



Yesterday, Davis pleaded guilty in the St James Circuit Court to breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act 2013.



The Crown led evidence that on the afternoon of December 28, 2013, a team of police personnel was on a special operation in Rose Hall, St James when Davis, was seen leaving a financial institution.



The police say he began to act in a suspicious manner and was accosted and searched.



He was found with items used in lottery scamming.



Further investigations led to a search of his premises where a book containing names, addresses and phone numbers of persons living abroad; scripts to obtain the personal information of persons, among other lottery scamming paraphernalia were seized.



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