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Man charged for allegedly defrauding cops, collected money to buy firearms

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 9:12 AM

The police have laid charges against Calvin Mckenzie for allegedly defrauding two policemen after he collected money from them to buy firearms but failed to deliver.

He has been charged with five counts of obtaining money under false pretences. 

It is reported that in 2012, Mckenzie, who reportedly had a close working relationship with the police, collected money from the two cops to procure the private firearms at "concessionary rates".

He reportedly told them that he had dealings with a private Corporate Area gun shop and had "links" with the Firearm Licensing Authority, the finance ministry, and the national security ministry.

However, after the money was paid over, he reportedly disappeared.

Mckenzie was taken into custody over the weekend and was charged earlier this week.