Jamaican man arrested in lottery scheme involving elderly Bath woman

Posted June 19, 2013, at 8:45 a.m.
Last modified June 19, 2013, at 4:03 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Jamaican man with connections to a lottery scheme involving a Bath woman has been arrested in Mississippi.

Damion Aljunior Hill, 33, was arrested Monday by the Mississippi attorney general’s office, according to Tim Feeley of the Maine attorney general’s office.

Hill is facing two charges of wire fraud for telling his victims, including an elderly Bath resident, that they had won the lottery but taxes had to be paid before the prizes were distributed, according to Feeley.

The victims stated they received numerous calls promising prizes including cash, jewelry and cars but never received anything. Money had been wired to Jamaica by the victims, Feeley said. The other victim is from Nebraska, he said.

Bath police had been assisting the attorney general’s office in the investigation when the scam resulted in the woman paying large sums of money, Feeley said. The attorney general’s office in Mississippi was contacted after it was learned Hill was pulling funds from the woman’s bank account and wiring portions of it to Jamaica.

Hill is incarcerated at the Harrison County Detention Center and his bail is set at $250,000, according to Feeley.

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