Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Alleged bank account scammers return to court on Friday

Five of six persons who were arrested and charged with breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) or Lottery Scam Act and Larceny Act,  by detectives assigned to the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), are to reappear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday.

The sixth person, Zedalin Thorpe-Rodduck, who was arrested this week, will make her first court appearance, also on Friday.

She will be joined by Douglas Walker, Nasha Rolle, Ortolan Powell, Romaine Barrett and Travis Wilson, who have all been charged with possession of identity information, distributing identity information, and conspiracy to defraud.

According to MOCA, Thorpe-Rodduck was arrested and charged after evidence pointed to her involvement in the conspiracy.

All six are alleged members of a scamming network that mainly targeted bank accounts.

They were arrested and charged after detectives from MOCA raided their homes and seized cellular phones, laptop computers and other electronic devices on which allegedly incriminating information was reportedly found.

An analysis of the devices revealed the names and banking information of many persons with accounts at a number of financial institutions.

It is alleged that the accused persons have been hacking the bank accounts of unsuspecting persons and stealing millions of dollars.

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