Richmond County man loses $4,150 to scams

A 52-year-old Royal Street man told authorities he has mailed $4,150 in payments to an address in Jamaica after a caller told him he'd won prizes, according to a sheriff's office report.

Bobby Lyons said a recent caller by the name of Myrie Kedine told him that he had won $1.5 million in the Jamaican lottery but that he needed to send $250 to process the prize.

Lyons mailed the money, then told Richmond County law enforcement about it, acknowledging he'd sent a total of $4,150 to the address over the past two years when promised a car and other cash prizes, the report said.