Jamaican national Delano Martelos St. Machael McKenzie, could spend up to 10 years in prison after being slapped with felony theft common scheme charges relating to the lottery scam in Helena the capital of the US state of Montana.
Based on reports from krtv.com, the young man pretended to be an IRS agent and flew to the area, where officers used an undercover wire with the initials F.C. and McKenzie accepted what he believed to be $10,000 in tax money related to a lottery win.
According to court documents F.C. had earlier met with a woman claiming to be a lottery agent, acccepting at least $20,000 in cash.
This money according to the report, was for fees and taxes for lottery winnings.
The victim had apparently taken out a loan from the bank to pay the debts, in order to someday receive winnings in excess of $2.5 million dollars and a 2014 Buick Lacrosse.
Police investigators in Helena who had been working on the case since November of last year arrested the Jamaican on at the Helena Regional Airport.on January 9, 2014 and when he appeared in Court the next day, his passport was then seized.
The former St. Jago High student, is being detained in the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond.
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