Federal officials suspect a Tahoka couple of running a so-called Jamaican lottery scam. Court records do not indicate that Sheri and Tommy Stone of Tahoka face criminal charges. However, the Department of Homeland Security took items from the Stone family home, 1913 North 4th St., as part of a search warrant.
The Stones are suspected of defrauding victims out of $154,538 between March of 2010 and October of 2011. The search warrant says the Stones made 239 financial transactions that are under investigation.
The search warrant says one potential victim was an 83-year-old man who sent $5,000 to the Stones, but federal investigators were able to intercept the payment.
The search warrant also says a computer, four cell phones, and a $5,000 cashier's check were taken from the Stones' home last week.
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