Woman arrested for lottery scam

Cocoa beach police tracked bank transactions

COCOA BEACH, Fla. – Cocoa Beach police arrested a woman for conducting an alleged lottery scam on elderly resident.

Trinettee Lashonda Johnson, of Lakeland, was arrested on a warrant for grand theft of a person over 65 and scheme to defraud.

Johnson, 38, is being held in the Brevard County Jail on a $65,000 dollar bond.

Police did not release any information about her scheme or her victim, but detailed typical lottery and sweepstakes scams where victims send in cash for transaction fees without ever receiving a price.

Police were apparently able to track down Johnson by tracing bank transactions to her.