Wednesday 20 November, 2019

C-TOC nabs 10 alleged lotto scammers in Hanover operations

The Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC), assisted by personnel from the Hanover Police Division and members of the military, conducted simultaneous operations in sections of the Phoenix Town and Santoy areas of Hanover on Wednesday.

The operations culminated a two-year investigation into aspects of the illicit lottery scam.

In 2017, C-TOC commenced an investigation into breaches of the Law Reform Fraudulent Transactions (Special Provisions) in the western region of the island. This led to the arrest and charge of 30-year-old Anita Brown in August 2018, for the offences of obtaining money by false pretence and conspiracy to obtain money by false pretence. Her next court appearance is scheduled for May 28, 2019 in the Hanover Parish Court.

On Wednesday, between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., 13 persons were taken into custody for breaches of the Law Reform Fraudulent Transactions (Special Provisions) Act. Ten were arrested and charged as follows:

Four are from Santoy district, namely:

1.            Travis Coates, 30-year-old bartender

2.            Kadeem Harvey, 23-year -old plumber 

3.            Khadija Harvey, 23-year-old call centre operator

4.            Marvin Sanderson, 38-year-old labourer

Four are of Phoenix Town:

5.            Thandeka Parkins, 27-year-old labourer

6.            Omarie Reid, 25-year old boat operator

7.            Courtney Littlejohn, 24-year-old carpenter

8.            Sharon Kerr, 49-year-old unemployed.

Also arrested were:

9.            Ronoy Reid, otherwise called ‘Mampy’, a 27-year-old sales clerk of John Crow Hill district.

10.          Chris-Roy Reid, 23-year-old of Cave Valley

All the accused are of the parish of Hanover.

Two other females and a male were processed, interviewed and later release.

All 10 persons are scheduled to appear in the Hanover Parish Court on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. 

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