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Fraud Squad charge two for breaches of the Larceny Act

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2015 | 4:23 AM

A man and a woman have been charged by the Fraud Squad for breaches of the Larceny Act in relation to separate matters.

The man, identified as 50-year-old Samuel James of Claremont Boulevard, Old Harbour, St Catherine, was charged yesterday.

The police say the charges stem from an allegation that between May 2013 and January 2015, Samuels who is a representative of a popular pharmaceutical distributor fraudulently ordered items from the company under a pharmacy’s name.

The police say it’s alleged that he goods amounting to $11 million was ordered without the pharmacy’s knowledge or consent.

James is to appear in the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, April 14.

Meanwhile, 36-year-old Alicia Adams was arrested and charged on Monday.

It is reported that Adams was employed to a company as their sole Accountant.

Her responsibilities included conducting all accounting functions, such as billing, collections of funds in cash or cheques, preparation of bill payment and liaising with other auditors.

In 2014, the company employed a tax audit agency to conduct an audit exercise.

It is alleged that a 2014 audit by a tax audit agency revealed that the accused failed to lodge $1.8 million to the company’s bank account.

The police say the sum could not be accounted for.

A report was made to the Fraud Squad on March 17 and subsequent investigation led to the arrest and charge of Adams.

She is scheduled to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Friday April 17.