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Man blinded by lover charged in scam

By TANESHA MUNDLE

Thursday, August 16, 2012 | 10:12 AM    

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CLAUDE ‘Wendy’ Pryce, a man accused of being involved in the lottery scam, was yesterday remanded into custody when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.

The 28-year-old accused, who was blinded following a 2009 incident in which his lover gouged out his eyes, was arrested on August 8 at the Constant Spring Post Office where he reportedly went to collect a Fed Ex package containing US$9,500 and two cheques for US$6,000.

It is further reported that a team of officers raided Pryce’s St Andrew residence and $10,300 was found and seized. Pryce was then taken into custody and charged with conspiracy to defraud.

Yesterday when he appeared in court, the frail-looking young man told the magistrate that he could not afford a lawyer at present. In addition, the investigating officer told the court that the investigation was incomplete and as a result the matter was rescheduled for mention on September 11.

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