Jamaica Crime News: St James man who pleaded guilty to charges of Lottery Scamming in St Elizabeth Parish Court on Friday June 9th was asked to return to court on June 20th for sentencing.
The accused that is facing charges of being in Possession of Identity Information has been identified as, Kevin Harvey, 26 year old, cabinet maker of Granville community in St James and Balaclava District in St Elizabeth.
Harvey’s co-accused Andre Bailey was squirted of all charges when he pleaded not guilty in court.
Reports are that, on November 29th, a team of officers carried out an operation at a house in Balaclava District. During the search of the premises items believed to be used in the lottery scamming which includes Western Union receipt, identity and personal information of persons living abroad were seized.
A cellphone belonging to Harvey was searched and a quantity of lead sheets was found listed inside the phone. He was arrested and subsequently charged.
Further investigations revealed that Bailey made a phone call to one of the names on the leads sheet, but following an investigation it was discovered that Bailey was doing business with the individual.
By: Henry Bucknor