Six convicted for lottery scamming
Six Westmoreland men, who were arrested and charged for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act 2013, were convicted in the Westmoreland Circuit Court last week.
They are Steven Ricketts, 33, construction worker of Williamsfield; Romeo Campbell, 25, farmer of Williamsfield; Onick Clarke, 27, of Whithorn and Lourey Rodney, Travoy Taylor and Kenroy Rhoden.
All six men appeared before court on charges of being in possession of identity information following intensive investigations by the Westmoreland Proactive Investigation Unit (PIU).
Clarke, Campbell and Ricketts were arrested and charged on April 5, 2016 and pleaded guilty on May 17. Rodney was arrested and charged on February 2, 2015 and pleaded guilty on May 19. Taylor was arrested and charged on October 22, 2013, while Rhoden was arrested and charged on December 1, 2013. They both pleaded guilty on May 17.
The men will return to court on Friday, June 3 for sentencing. A social enquiry report was also ordered for the men.