Jamaican Man on the run in USA, Wanted for Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud and Bank Fraud
A Jamaican man who allegedly pretended to be a Government official so he could, scam elderly Americans into thinking they won lottery prizes, is now on the run and a manhunt is ongoing, in the United States.
It was reported that Christopher Gibbon who lives in Florissant, Missouri, was indicted when he was not present in court, by the federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud; four counts of mail fraud; and one count of bank fraud.
According to reports in the media, 48-year-old Gibbon has since fled the area and officers attached to the (FBI) or Federal Bureau of Investigation are trying to find him so he can be arrested.
The United States Department of Justice reported that between 2012 and July 2018. Gibbon allegedly participated in a lottery scheme, he targeted residents over the age of 60 who resided in various parts of the U.S.
This scheme also involved persons who live in Jamaica, calling US residents to tell them that they had won prizes and money in a lottery.
However, Gibbons allegedly sent fake letters to targeted persons, claiming that he was from the (IRS) Internal Revenue Service or the FBI, he told them to send him money to cover fees and taxes that would help them to get their winning jackpots.
Gibbon’s alleged role, however, was to send fake letters to the targeted individuals claiming to be from the FBI or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), telling them to send money to cover taxes and fees to get their jackpots.
Gibbons would keep 20% of the funds he got and send the rest to his fellow scammers in Jamaica.
Those funds were reportedly ranging from US$190 to as high as US$50,000.
On Saturday, Gibbon was still evading arrest and law enforcement officers in the USA.