South Florida man arrested for role in Jamaican-based lottery scheme, federal officials say

Agents say Delroy Drummond was part of scheme that defrauded elderly victims


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Broward County man is behind bars for his role in a Jamaica-based lottery scheme, according to the Department of Justice.


Delroy Drummond, 25, was arrested on Friday and is expected to face a Federal judge Thursday.


According to a Department of Justice news release, Drummond's co-conspirators contacted elderly victims in the U.S. and told them they won the lottery.  


Prosecutors said in the complaint  that the co-conspirators told victims that they had to pay several thousand dollars in taxes to collect the bogus lottery winnings. 


The co-conspirators then allegedly instructed the victims  to send the money to Drummond and others, according to the Justice Department.


The complaint states that between April 2015 and December 2015, Drummond received numerous packages containing money through the mail, Federal Express, and UPS from victims all over the country.  


Drummond is charged with mail fraud. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.