Jamaica News, February 21, 2018
Trelawny, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Lottery Scammer Sentenced: a 28-year-old Lottery Scammer who hails from the parish of Trelawny was sentenced to 3 years hard labor in prison when he appeared for sentencing in the Trelawny Circuit Court on Tuesday, February 20.
He has been identified as Demetri Hemmings, unemployed of Stonebrook Vista in Falmouth, Trelawny.
Reports by the police are that on July 21, 2014, an operation was carried out at premises occupied by Hemmings at Stonebrook Vista. During the operation, the premises was searched and several Leeds sheets bearing the name and personal information of residents residing overseas and telephone contacts were found in his possessions.
He was taken into custody and Forensic analysis was carried out by a team from the Cyber Forensic and Communication Division.
It was discovered that several telephone calls were made to random persons overseas and that Hemmings was a major player in the infamous Lottery Scam. He was subsequently charged with Breaches of the Law Reform and Fraudulent Transaction Act, Lottery Scamming.
The matter went to trial and upon his final appearance, he was found guilty and sentenced to three years hard labor on Tuesday.