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Man refuses to return $500,000 allegedly withdrawn from faulty ATM, charged

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2015 | 3:17 PM

A 50-year-old St Catherine man has been charged with simple larceny by the Fraud Squad of the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Branch.

The man, Donovan Harrison, a machine operator of Cotton Piece district in Ewarton, allegedly withdrew hundreds of thousands of dollars from a malfunctioning automated teller machine (ATM) and later refused to return the cash.

It is alleged that between July and September 2014, a glitch allowed Harrison to withdraw in excess of $500,000 from an ATM.

Upon discovery of the fault, Harrison was contacted and asked to return the money.

He, however, refused and a report was made to the Fraud Squad.

Harrison is to appear in the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, March 31.