Pastors Charged for Lottery Scamming; Bunting Disappointed


National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, says he’s disappointed to learn that two Pastors were among seven people charged in Westmoreland this week over their involvement in the lottery scam.

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Minister Bunting was speaking today, at the official opening of the Waterhouse Community Multi-purpose Center in St. Andrew.

The Pastors were taken into custody during an operation on the weekend.

They were arrested after police raided a building on Cooke Street, Little London and found several documents used in the lottery scam.

Two vehicles and a certificate of deposit, valued at 8-point-5-million-dollars, were also seized during the raid.

One of them has been charged with breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act.

He’s been identified as Roy Foster, of Little London, in the parish.

He was charged after it was discovered that a vehicle belonging to him was bought with proceeds of the lottery scam.

He’s been released on station bail and is will appear in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court next week.

The other pastor is still in custody.

4 thoughts on “Pastors Charged for Lottery Scamming; Bunting Disappointed

  1. chikV2Ebola

    Mr.Bunting this is what you and your Government have reduced the country to..those who don ‘t want to go the criminal route sadly use suicide as an option !

  2. khrysta marye

    A Jamaican saying says ‘tief nah like see tief carry lang bag”. My father said ” if the head of the stream is dirty so will the bottom”. I guess the citizens of this country are being robbed by politicians and pastors. Any one can be a pastor and any one can be a politician – just change your title. From one corrupt person to another.

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