Lottery fraudster arrested in supermarket
A 52-year old woman has been arrested and faces counts of felony theft. The police stated that another man, known as John Williams, called Faye Ostrander to inform her about the lottery prizes she had won. He presented himself as a lottery official and said that she had won a €730.000 cash prize and a Mercedes Benz.
However, Ostrander needed to transfer €254 to a bank account in order to claim the prizes. After the first time, Williams asked the woman for two more transfers. Ostrander transferred another €363 before she knew that she had been defrauded. “The man asked for more bank transfers but I refused to transfer more money,” Ostrander commented. She lodged a police complaint.
Detectives investigated the bank transfers and concluded that all transfers went to various locations in Georgia. Investigators found that Jones claimed all transfers. Police officers detained her at a supermarket in Georgia. Jones declared that Williams forced her to claim the money and transfer it to somebody in Jamaica. The police believes that Jones may have defrauded