Man Convicted for Breaches of Lottery Scamming Act

Travis Wilson, 29 year old Higgler of Olympic Way, St. Andrew was convicted in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on four (4) offences under the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act on July 24, 2020.

On Friday, November 24, 2017 a joint account at the National Commercial Bank Annotto Bay Branch became compromised. It was discovered that subsequent to this, numerous electronic transfers were made without the knowledge or consent of the account holders. A total sum of Two Hundred and Seventy five Thousand Dollars ($275,000.00) was transferred to a separate account. Mr. Wilson was later seen in an Automated Banking Machine (ABM) making withdrawals from said account.

An operation was conducted on January 15, 2018 at the premises of Mr. Wilson where various compromising items were recovered.

On July 24, 2020 Travis Wilson appeared in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court where he was convicted on the following counts: Conspiracy to Commit an Offence; Receiving Stolen Property; and two counts of Possession of Identity Information. The matter was postponed for sentencing on September 24, 2020.

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