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36-y-o man gets five years for lottery scamming

Saturday, July 05, 2014 | 10:04 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – A 36-year-old man was sentenced to five years hard labour after he pleaded guilty to lottery scamming charges when he appeared in the St. Elizabeth Circuit Court on Thursday, July 3.

Greg Williams of a Mandeville, Manchester address appeared in the court to answer to charges under the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act 2013.

According to the police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the police were on operation about 6:00 am on January 28 in Stephenson Town, St Elizabeth when they searched a premises and found several documents containing information relating to people living in the United States. A number of cellular phones and a quantity of ganja were also seized.

Williams was charged for possession of ganja and later appeared in the Black River Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, February 12 where he was fined $400 or 10 days in prison.

He was then summoned to the Santa Cruz Resident Magistrate’s Court on Monday, February 3 to answer to charges of knowingly possessing identity information of a person. The case was transferred to the home circuit court today, July 4.

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