Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Jamaican Man Arrested For Scamming Elderly Woman


An 89-year-old Virginia woman thought she’d won the jackpot, so she sent more than $280,000 to a Florida man and woman who investigators say had nothing to do with the lottery.


Now Yanique Chantel Coach, 25,  a former law student in Jamaica and Dwayne Breary, 31, are facing federal charges.

The entire scamming started in fall 2014 when the Carroll County woman answered calls telling her she’d won $3.5 million from the “Mega Millions Sweepstakes,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Two men told the woman she had been entered in the sweepstakes through a magazine subscription, prosecutors said.
They told the elderly victim that she needs to send $159,000 in order to collect the winning.  The elderly woman concealed the money in magazines and cereal boxes before sending it, according to prosecution.
But the victim’s “large withdrawals” didn’t go unnoticed by family members.
According to a release from US prosecutor following the arrest of Coach and Breary, the victim’s family contacted the FBI after learning of the sums she had withdrawn from her account.
According to a press releases, “On March 6, 2015, the victim was instructed by the callers to send $150,000 to an apartment in Orlando. On March 19, 2015, FBI agents conducted a controlled delivery of a UPS package, appearing to be from the victim, to the apartment,” 
“Agents had determined the apartment belonged to Coach. During surveillance, Breary signed for the package, using an alias, and accepted it. Agents then executed a search warrant and recovered the package from Coach’s bedroom,” the release said.           
Breary and Coach face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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