Alleged lotto scammers get return court date
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.
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