St James man pleads guilty to lottery scamming, again
ST JAMES, Jamaica - A 21-year-old man again pleaded guilty when he appeared in the Montego Bay Circuit Court on Wednesday to answer to breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act.
He is Marlon Davis of Grange Pen, Lilliput in St James. Davis is to reappear on Thursday, April 10.
Reports are that when Davis first appeared before the presiding judge on January 13 and pleaded guilty, he was to reappear for sentencing on January 24. However, the judge did not accept his plea "due to a disparity" and he was remanded in custody, a release from the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said late Wednesday.
Davis was reportedly arrested on December 28, 2013, in Rose Hall, St James, as he was allegedly seen exiting a financial institution, acting in a suspicious manner. He was accosted, searched and items used in lottery scamming were found on his person, the police say.
The release also said that further investigations led to a search of Davis' premises which allegedly revealed a book containing particulars of people living overseas and other lottery scamming paraphernalia.