Couple implicated in lottery scam

May 31, 2023

A couple have been hit with scamming related charges following a joint operation involving police from St James and Trelawny and the Jamaica Customs Agency.

Tajay Douglas, 21 security guard, and his spouse, 24-year-old Rockay Johnson, bartender of Water Lane, Zion Hill, Trelawny, have been charged with possession of identity information, distributing identity information, possession of access device, traffics in access device and causing money to be transported to Jamaica following their involvement in the illicit lottery scam.

Reports are that between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, Douglas and Johnson visited the Norman Manley International Airport to collect a package from a courier and anomalies were detected by customs. A search was conducted and more than 20 credit cards were found hidden inside cell phones and calculators which they could not account for.

A secondary search was conducted at their Water Lane address, where an on-site analysis was done on two cellular phones. The phones were found to contain identity and banking information of persons residing overseas. Johnson and Douglas were arrested and subsequently charged.

Their court date is being finalised

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