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Trelawny craft vendor charged in $2-million fraud probe

Published:Friday | May 22, 2015 | 5:53 AM

The police have charged a 54-year-old craft vendor from Trelawny in relation to a $2-million fraud probe.

Claude Chamberlain was arrested yesterday by the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch.

He is charged with conspiracy to defraud and three counts of obtaining money by means of forged document.

He is to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on June 11.

The police say in March, a representative of a company reported to the Fraud Squad that numerous fraudulent cheques for more than $2 million were drawn against the company’s account.

Investigations revealed that the money obtained from the cheques was deposited to an account that Chamberlain had access to and subsequently withdrew funds from.