Three suspected lottery scammers from Hanover and Westmoreland arrested and charged

A series of operations in Hanover and Westmoreland between May 10 and yesterday (May 18), resulted in three suspected lottery scammers being arrested and charged.


The operations also resulted in the seizure of more than US$10,000 in cash, a 2014 Toyota Mark X and lottery scamming paraphernalia including cellular phones, US-based bank cards, a laptop computer and an assortment of financial documents.


The individuals apprehended are 37-year-old bar operator Shannon Taylor-Christie, 31-year-old party promoter Deck Evans and 29-year-old Shane Blagrove otherwise called “Big Meech”, all of Hanover


Evans and Blagrove were charged with breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and the Law Reform Fraudulent Transaction Act, while Taylor-Christie was charged with breaches of the Larceny Act and POCA.


Blagrove will appear in the Hanover parish court on June 2, while Evans and Taylor-Christie are scheduled to appear in the Westmoreland parish court on June 6.


Principal Director of Investigations at the Financial Investigations Division, Keith Darien noted that the arrest of the three persons demonstrate the effectiveness of cross-border and local collaboration.



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