Police grab millionaire teenager suspected in lottery scam
Jamaica police investigating an international sweepstakes and lottery scam, were last night interrogating a 19-year-old St James woman to determine how she came to have $1 million in cash in her possession.
After news of the police operation spread, the question on the lips of Montegonians was where did such a young woman get so much money.
The woman, Sheneika Headley gave her address as Westgate Hills, an upscale residential district near this north coast tourist resort city. The police w ...
Feb 19, 2007, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery Winners Sued As Nuisances
A couple who talked of helping young people fight drug addiction and alcohol abuse after winning a $2.6 million Oregon Lottery jackpot are facing a city lawsuit alleging they held a four-month-long party that included public sex, fights and signs of drug dealing.
The lawsuit filed against Elizabeth and Samuel Howard detailed allegations of parties featuring fights that spilled into other yards, couples having sex in plain view, an assault on a neighbor, slashed tires and loud music.
Feb 19, 2007, 11:21 am - Lottery News forum
Police Looking for Cross-Dressing Lottery Ticket Thief
Police are following the trail of a cross-dressing thief who stole a display case full of lottery tickets from a convenience store in Depew, New York, and was caught in the act on camera.
The unusual robbery happened at a Noco station on George Urban Boulevard in Depew.
Detectives say a man dressed as a woman walked right up to the counter and walked away with a case full of lottery tickets, $2,000 worth, but what's even more shocking is what happened next.
The video shows it clearly.
Feb 13, 2007, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum
Spain nabs con artists in major lottery scam
Spanish police have arrested 43 Africans on suspicion of running a fraud ring in which people were duped into paying money as a handling charge to collect fake lottery winnings.
(Editor's note: See http://www.usamega.com/lottery-scams.asp for a description of this type of lottery scam.)
Authorities estimate the men 42 Nigerians and one Senegalese bilked people out of more than 2 million (US$2.6 million) altogether. They were arrested Tuesday in Seville, and another five Nigerians were ...
Feb 7, 2007, 12:45 pm - Lottery News forum
Two Canadian lottery scammers arrested
Two Abbotsford, British Columbia, men were arrested Saturday by Bellingham police in connection with a lottery scam that cheated its victims of thousands of dollars.
James Richard Jongkind, and Daniel Mark Duerksen, both 25, were apprehended in a lottery fraud investigation that involves victims from across the United States.
We are expecting to discover more victims and greater monetary losses as this investigation continues, said Police Chief Randall Carroll in a press release.
Jan 19, 2007, 3:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Gang 'used 007-style gadgets' to cheat casinos
A chef who turned high-tech poker cheat with an array of James Bond-style spy equipment to pocket an estimated 250,000 (US$491,000) was jailed for nine months today.
Yau Yiv Lam, 45, and two other partners in crime, repeatedly preyed on casinos throughout London using miniature up-the-sleeve cameras and virtually invisible earpieces to reverse the odds and chalk up a string of spectacular wins.
As he filmed cards dealt by the croupier, footage was beamed to an accomplice in a van equipp ...
Jan 15, 2007, 4:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Stolen lottery tickets lead to bathroom standoff
A robbery involving Texas Lottery tickets led to a standoff in a public bathroom Tuesday morning in northwest Harris County near Houston.
Sheriff's deputies said a group of armed gunmen stole lottery tickets from a convenience store early Tuesday.
Several hours later, a man returned to the store and tried to cash one of those stolen tickets. Employees told deputies they called for help when the man went to the restroom.
The man was still there when deputies arrived, and employees and ...
Jan 10, 2007, 1:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida officer unable to accept $1,000 lottery ticket gift
Imagine if someone handed you a winning lottery ticket worth $1,000, but you couldn't spend it. That's exactly what happened to a Holly Hill police officer.
A mystery woman handed the officer the ticket.
Investigator Chris Yates got a bittersweet holiday surprise as he worked an extra shift at a Holly Hill Publix. A stranger handed him an envelope.
Stuffed a folded up envelope into my left hand and said, 'Merry Christmas,' and walked away from me, Yates explained.
It turned ou ...
Dec 14, 2006, 4:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Man fined $225,000 for role in lottery scheme
A White Rock, British Columbia, man who pleaded guilty to being involved in a direct-mail lottery scheme that brought in $47 million has been fined $225,000.
Tom Taylor, 60, participated in selling shares of lottery tickets to thousands of residents in the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand who sent in money for a share over a seven-year period ending in 2002.
In addition to the fine, Mr. Taylor, who was charged under lottery and gaming provisions in the Criminal Code, must ...
Dec 14, 2006, 6:54 am - Lottery News forum
Despite dire predictions, Net gambling not changed by new U.S. law
When President George W. Bush signed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in October, many reports gave the impression it sounded like the death knell for the multibillion-dollar Web-based gambling industry.
On the contrary, all it did was strictly regulate the process by which funds are transferred from users of the sites to the offshore companies which own and operate them. The practice itself wasn't declared illegal.
Reputable foreign companies wh ...
Dec 8, 2006, 10:56 am - Lottery News forum