- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - A Texas woman who says she lost $80,000 in a lottery scam must serve two years in prison for continuing the ruse and duping others.

The Texarkana Gazette (https://bit.ly/1SZFNEn ) reported Monday that Sandra Gloria Lockett was sentenced by a federal judge in Texarkana. She must also repay nearly $188,000.

The 61-year-old Texarkana woman in August pleaded guilty to mail fraud. Lockett was arrested after investigators intercepted a package meant for her and containing more than $44,000 in cash and checks.

Lockett says she joined the so-called Jamaican lottery scheme, in which victims are urged to pay taxes and fees to get a share of the winnings, to recoup her own losses.

Lockett was sentenced Dec. 9. Her alleged co-conspirators were not named in court documents in the scam since 2013.


Information from: Texarkana Gazette, https://www.texarkanagazette.com

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