CaribWorldNews, FOLEY, Ala, Weds. Nov. 4, 2009: A 71-year-old Jamaican man has been charged with first-degree theft of property and second-degree theft of property in Foley, Alabama, for his role in the infamous Jamaica lottery scam.
Authorities say Stanley Samuel Walker, is just one member of a large network running the scam that swindled two Foley residents out of more than $1 million in cash and credit card charges. The scheme preyed on the elderly largely by telling them they won a large jackpot, but must first send money for taxes and fees.
Walker was extradited to Baldwin County after being arrested in Florida. Last night, he was being held in the Baldwin County Corrections Center with bail set at $350,000.
Federal officials so far have no estimates of how many people have been scammed by the fake lottery.