JAMAICAN ON THE RUN IN THE US FOR SCAMMING

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A manhunt is ongoing for a Jamaican man in the United States who is accused of pretending to be a government official in order to scam elderly persons into thinking that they won lottery prizes.

Christopher Gibbon, a 48-year-old resident of Florissant, Missouri, was indicted in his absence by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud; four counts of mail fraud; and one count of bank fraud.

According to media reports, Gibbon has since fled the area and officers attached to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are trying to locate him for arrest.

The United States Department of Justice reported that Gibbon participated in a lottery scheme between 2012 and July 2018, targeting residents over the age of 60 residing in various parts of the country.