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January 9, 2014
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Lottery scam suspect arrested

A 21-year-old suspected lottery scammer was arrested and charged for breaching the Fraudulent Transaction Special Provision Act of 2013.

The suspect, who was held yesterday in Mocho, Clarendon, with six lead sheets, told police investigators in a caution statement that he purchased four of the lead sheets in Montego Bay, and two in the May Pen bus park that he has so far used to scam two victims.

The investigators noted that illegal lottery scamming has been steadily making its way from the north coast into Clarendon, and insisted that, "We will not make it take root here in this parish."

A senior investigator said "This is the first arrest that we have made under the Fraudulent Transaction Special Provision Act of 2013. However, the illegal act has been steadily making its way from the north coast into Clarendon."

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