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Lottery scammer gets four years in prison

Friday, April 11, 2014    

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MARLON Davis, 21, of Grange Pen in Lilliput, St James was yesterday sentenced to four years' imprisonment at hard labour when he appeared in the St James Circuit Court for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act.

Davis had pleaded guilty when he appeared in court on Wednesday, March 26.

He was arrested on December 28 last year during a police operation in Rose Hall, St James. The officers, the court heard, reportedly observed Davis exiting a financial institution 'behaving suspiciously'. He was accosted, searched and found to be in possession of items used by persons involved in the lottery scam which has fleeced hundreds of people, mainly American citizens, of millions of dollars.

The court was told that further investigations by the Lottery Scam Task Force led to a search of Davis' premises, which revealed a book containing names, addresses and phone numbers of persons living abroad, scripts to obtain the personal information of persons and other lottery scamming paraphernalia.

He was subsequently arrested and charged.

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