Al­leged lotto scam­mers get re­turn court date

The Star (Jamaica) - - NEWS -

Aman and a woman who were al­legedly in­volved in a lot­tery scam­ming in­ci­dent will re­turn to the Cor­po­rate Area Res­i­dent Mag­is­trate’s Court on Fri­day when the mat­ter will be men­tioned, and a bail ap­pli­ca­tion made on be­half of the male ac­cused.

Charged with ob­tain­ing money by false pre­tence, money laun­der­ing and con­spir­acy to de­fraud are Kerry- Ann Allen and Omar Jenkinson.

The Crown al­leges that on the day of the inci- dent, a call was placed to the com­plainant in the United States in­form­ing her that she had won in a ran­dom lot­tery.


A two- page doc­u­ment on a Bank of Amer­ica let­ter­head of ap­prox­i­mately US$ 12.5 mil­lion ( J$ 1.325 bil­lion) was faxed to the com­plainant who was then told that in or­der to col­lect her win­nings, she would have to pay sev­eral thou­sand dol­lars in in­sur­ance and other mis­cella- neous costs, amount­ing to a lit­tle over US$ 8,000 ( J$ 848,000).

Money of ap­prox­i­mately $ 198,600 was al­legedly sent by Western Union to Omar Jenkinson and ap­prox­i­mately $ 127,000 to Kerry- Ann Allen.

An op­er­a­tion was car­ried out at both ac­cused per­sons’ home and they were later charged.

Jenkinson was re­manded in cus­tody and Allen had her bail ex­tended. They are to re­turn to court on Fri­day, at which point a bail ap­pli­ca­tion will be made for Jenkinson by his at­tor­ney.


Nor­dia Martin, em­ployee at Aunt Jenny’s Whole­sale, West Trade Way, Port­more Town Cen­tre, stands at the front of the whole­sale. The store was opened in 2006. Nestlé will be of­fer­ing spe­cial deals at this lo­ca­tion dur­ing Food Month.

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