‘Mi do mi little scamming to survive’

February 12, 2019

A Trelawny man who was reportedly held with numerous papers containing local and overseas identity information was remanded until March 8 when he appeared in the Trelawny Parish Court in Falmouth last Wednesday.

Karon Williams, of a Samuel Prospect address in the parish, is charged with breaches of the Law Reform Fraudulent Transactions (Special Provisions) Act.

Allegations are that on January 14, Williams was intercepted by officers from the Trelawny Highway Patrol and brought to the Falmouth Police Station after a multicoloured bag in his possession was found to contain items related to lottery scamming.

A search was subsequently conducted of Williams' house in Samuel Prospect, and additional papers with local and overseas identity information were found in several locations, including Williams' dining room, kitchen cupboard, closet, and motor vehicle. A cellular phone, laptop, exercise book, and jump drive containing identity information were also seized.

Under caution, Williams reportedly said: "Mi do mi little scamming to survive. Mi have mi youth dem fi take care of," and he was arrested and charged.

In court on Wednesday, Parish judge Ruth Lawrence put off the matter after she was told that the Communication Forensics and Cybercrime Unit report, the chain of custody statement, and a corroborating officer's statement were outstanding from the case-file.

"Mr Williams, you're further remanded in custody and you'll be brought back to court on March 8," Lawrence told Williams before he was escorted from the courtroom by police officers.

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