Jamaica News: The alleged mastermind behind the multi-million dollar lottery scam network operating out of Western Jamaica has been arrested and charged by detectives from MOCA – West. Kewayne Thomas otherwise known as Christopher Thomas and Cutta of Hermitage, Bethel Town, Westmoreland was on Monday, July 2, 2018, charged for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions)(Special Provisions) Act, 2103. He was later remanded in custody when he appeared in the Westmoreland Parish Court on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
In November 2015, MOCA – West detectives commenced an investigation into a major lottery scam network operating in Westmoreland, Jamaica. The investigation revealed that during 2015 – 2016 Thomas and his associates fleeced several elderly United States citizens of monies amounting to over Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand Jamaican Dollars (9,500,000.00 JMD).
During the period October 2017 – July 2018, MOCA operatives carried out a series of operations targeted at the individuals implicated in this ring. The arrest and charge of Thomas, brings to twenty – four (24) the number of persons now charged for their involvement.
All twenty-four will reappear in the Westmoreland Parish Court to answer to the charges on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
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