As Jamaica continues to battle its scamming and theft epidemic, a 14-year-old boy is the latest headliner to be slapped with scamming-related charges. Following an operation that was carried out on Tuesday by the Lottery Scam Task Force, the 14-year-old boy was one of four people charged with Possession of Identity Information.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force has since confirmed the incident and the arrest of the 14-year-old boy with a Twitter post with the following caption, “A 14-year-old boy is among four persons charged with Possession of Identity Information following an operation carried out by the Lottery Scam Force on Tuesday, April 18.”
In addition to the 14-year-old boy, 21-year-old Hosea Leslie, Devacito Cumberland, and 19-year-old Omarion Hall, all of West Village, Montego Bay, St James, have been charged. The 14-year-old identity has been withheld from the public because he is a minor.
Two raids are reported to have been conducted at a house in West Village, St James.
According to reports, police discovered lead sheets in the possession of the suspects during their search. The four individuals are expected to appear at the parish court in St. James on Wednesday, June 7, to answer their charges.