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June 19, 2014
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Scammer to know fate July 4

A man who was arrested and charged in connection with the lottery scam will be sentenced in the St Elizabeth Circuit Court in July, after he was convicted yesterday.

Twenty-one-year-old Odain Burke, labourer of New River, St Elizabeth, was convicted after the St Elizabeth Proactive Investigations Unit (PIU) arrested and charged him under the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act for knowingly possessing identity information of a person.

Information received is that on Thursday, January 30, police personnel armed with a search warrant, searched a premises occupied by Burke at New River, St Elizabeth. During the search, a knapsack was found, which he admitted belonged to him.

Several items including sheets of paper with names, addresses and telephone numbers of persons living in the United States of America (lead sheets) and also a script, outlining what to say to the victims when contacted, were found in the bag.

Burke was subsequently taken into custody and charged.

The matter was brought before the St Elizabeth Circuit Court where Burke was convicted. Sentencing is set July 4.

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