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Three more arrested in tax office document fraud
2012-10-08 16:18:19 | (0 Comments)
Three more persons have been arrested as investigators continue to probe the case of missing documents from the offices of Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ).
The probe is being carried out by the Revenue Protection Division of the Finance Ministry in collaboration with the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
It was launched after it was discovered that blank motor vehicle titles, driversí licence teslins, blank motor vehicle registration certificates and licence stickers went missing from the TAJ.
Investigator says the three men, who are from Western Jamaica, were taken into custody recently.
They say one man, a 26-year-old bartender, was arrested and charged with uttering forged documents, possession of forged documents and conspiracy to defraud.
Another man, who is a Jamaican male with a United Kingdom address, was charged with similar offences.
The third man was apprehended during a routine traffic stop and was found to be in possession of a driverís licence bearing the serial numbers of items missing from the TAJ.
Their arrests bring to 16 the number of persons arrested and charged to date in connection with this matter.
Five staff members of the Tax Administration are among those before the courts.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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