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January 14, 2014
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21-y-o convicted of lottery scamming

The Lottery Scam Task Force secured its first conviction in the Circuit Court today after a man who was arrested on December 28 for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act 2013 pleaded guilty.

He is 21-year-old Marlon Davis, of Grange Pen, Lilliput in St James.

Reports are that on the afternoon of December 28, a team of officers was on a special operation in Rose Hall, St James, when Davis, who was seen exiting a financial institution, began to act in a suspicious manner. He was accosted, and a search of his person revealed items used in lottery scamming.

Further investigations led to a search of his premises which revealed a book containing names, addresses and phone numbers of persons living abroad; scripts to obtain the personal information of persons, among other lottery scamming paraphernalia were seized.

He will be sentenced on Friday, January 24.

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