Broward man convicted of accepting money in Jamaica-based lottery scheme
Victims lost about $500,000 in scam
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – A man from Broward County was convicted Friday for participating in a Jamaica-based lottery scheme.
Delroy Drummond, 26, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
According to court documents, Drummond's co-conspirators contacted elderly victims throughout the U.S. in or around April, and falsely told them that they had won a lottery.
The group told the victims that they had to pay several thousand dollars in taxes and fees in order to collect their million-dollar winnings, and instructed them to send the money through the mail to an address for Drummond.
Drummond was contacted by authorities in Miami in September, who told him to stop collecting money from the victims of the telemarketing fraud.
According to prosecutors, in one case Drummond obtained money wired to him under a fictitious name from a victim who had been that he or she had won a $2.5 million lottery. Authorities said he used fraudulent identification to receive the funds.
Drummond also received numerous packages in the mail that contained money from victims across the U.S.
Authorities said the victims lost about $500,000 total in the scheme.
Drummond faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced May 31.
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