Clarendon man pleads guilty to lottery scamming
CLARENDON, Jamaica— A man who was arrested and charged as a suspect of lottery scamming pleaded guilty on Thursday in the May Pen Circuit Court in Clarendon.
Charged with possession of identity information, possession of access device and obtaining money by false pretence is 30-year-old Jermaine Gabriel a building contractor of Peckham in Frankfield, Clarendon.
Gabriel was arrested by members of the Lottery Scam Task Force on December 18, 2020 following an operation at his home in Peckham.
Reports are that during the operation lawmen carried out an onsite analysis of Gabriel’s cellphone where several files with names, addresses and telephone numbers of people believed to be living overseas; dialed and received calls with overseas area codes; as well as bank information and receipts of transactions were found.
Gabriel was subsequently charged. He is set to be sentenced on January 29, 2024.