St James couple charged with lottery scamming

A St. James farmer and his girlfriend have been charged with possession of identity information and possession of access device by members of the lottery scam task force, following an operation in anchovy, St. James on Tuesday.

They are 30-year-old Kenor Francis and 29-year-old Chantelle Reid, a sales representative, both of Anchovy.

Reports indicate that between 4:30 and 9:00 A.M., lawmen conducted an intelligence led operation at the couple’s home.

One laptop computer and a Samsung cellular phone were found and analyzed.

Several excel files populated with names, addresses and telephone numbers of persons residing overseas were found on the laptop.

While, the cell phone contained numerous dialed overseas numbers, text messages, as well as credit card and banking information.

A further search resulted in the discovery of a garbage bag containing overseas VISA debit cards, lead sheets and one composition notebook.

Francis and Reid were arrested and charged.

Their court date is being finalised.


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