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10 People Charged in Lottery Scam, Targeted the Elderly

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  United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced Tuesday that ten individuals, most of them residents of Little River, South Carolina, have been charged after they allegedly created a scam to trick elderly people into giving them money.

  The scam targeted victims around the country.  Scammers would notify them that they had won a lottery or sweepstakes but insisted the victims needed to pay fees in advance in order to receive their winnings. 

  More than 200 people were victimized and paid more than $1 million to receive their non-existent lottery prizes according to the States Attorney's office.  The conspiracy charge carries a maximum prison term of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000.  The defendants and their last known city of residence are:

Wayne Duffus, age 28, currently incarcerated, formerly of Little River, SC

Rajah Robinson, age 28, Little River, SC

Shadiki Brown, Little River, SC

Lorenzo Samuels, age 27, Riverdale, GA

Davion Bellamy, age 25, Conway, SC

LeGrant Allen, age 29, Little River, SC

Damion McLeish, age 33, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Ann Marie Yapp, age 43, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Denisha Robinson, age 26, Little River, SC

Quashinda Godbolt, age 36, Conway, SC

 

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