St. Ann Resident Sentenced on Scamming Charges

On Tuesday November 2, 2020 Devar Hodges was sentenced in the St. Ann Parish Court to pay a fine of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000.00) or serve Twelve months imprisonment at hard labour following a guilty plea to an offence relating to breaching the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act 2013.

An intelligence-led operation conducted at the house occupied by Hodges in Trysee District, St. Ann on Friday, June 13, 2014 revealed a number of letter sized papers bearing names and addresses of persons living overseas, along with other lottery scamming related items.

Following further investigations by MOCA West detectives, Hodges was subsequently arrested and charged.

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