Another Mastermind in the Lottery Scam Network Charged

NEWS RELEASE -Another Mastermind in the Lottery Scam Network Charged – Grant etal

Alleged mastermind Joseph Grant and his two co-accuse Kevin Irving and Deon Parrish all of different addresses, were arrested and charged for Breaches of Proceed of Crime Act on Friday, March 8, 2019 by detectives from MOCA.

In mid 2017, MOCA detectives commenced an investigation into lottery scamming activities conducted in several parishes across the island.  During the investigation it was revealed that between May 2016 and March 2017, Irving and Parrish on the instructions of Grant engaged an unsuspecting victim from the United States of America, by way of lottery scamming activities.  During the period Grant and his co-accuse fleeced this individual of over Two Hundred and Thirty Thousand Dollars in US currency ($230,000.00 US).

On Friday March 1, 2019 about 5:00am the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) along with the Financial Investigation Division (FID) conducted joined operations at several locations across the island.  During a search of the premises targeted several documents and equipment were seized.

All three were subsequently charged and are scheduled to appear in the Kingston St. Andrew Parish Court on Thursday March 21, 2019.

MOCA wishes to remind members of the public who may have any information that could assist in any investigation to call MOCA at 876-906-6318, 876-906-5848 or 1-800-CORRUPT or by email at moca@jcf.gov.jm  More information is on the MOCA.gov.jm website or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MOCAJamaica and follow MOCA on Twitter @MOCAJamaica.

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