Two scammers have been sent to prison for defrauding people out of more than $700,000 through a lottery scam. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Going behind bars
Two men have received prison sentences for a lottery scam that saw them defraud victims out of more than $700,000. The fraudsters mainly targeted older people in various states, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Jason Wedderburn received a three-year prison sentence
A statement from the US attorney’s office for the District of Rhode Island on Tuesday outlined how Jason Wedderburn received a three-year prison sentence in a Providence federal court. After serving this sentence, he will then be subject to three years of federal supervised release.
Kayan Kitson received a prison sentence of two and a half years last month and will also face three years of federal supervised release. The authorities arrested the two men in Florida in August 2020. In July, they both pled…