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Mandeville three for court on Proceeds of Crime Act breaches

Published:Friday | January 1, 2016 | 4:38 PM

Three people including two Manchester business operators, are to be hauled before the court next month on allegations of engaging in cash transactions in excess $1 million.

They are: auto sales operators 42-year-old Joan Lemon and 24-year-old Kemroy Griffiths and one of his employees, 24-year-old Roshane Wallace.

The three are to appear before Mandeville Resident Magistrate's Court on February 3.

They were arrested and charged on Tuesday by the Westmoreland Proactive Investigation Unit for breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act during an operation in Mandeville.

The police say Griffiths was picked up after a receipt was found at the home of an alleged lottery scammer, showing the cash purchase of a Toyota Axio motorcar from him for $1.6 million.

An investigation was launched and Griffiths, who is the managing director of an auto sales company in Manchester, subsequently arrested.

Wallace was arrested for selling a motorcar costing $2.4 million dollars last November.

Meanwhile, Lemon, who is the managing director of another auto sales company in Manchester, was arrested for selling a Nissan Tiida motorcar for $1.3 million cash in August 2014.

The police say receipts, showing the cash transactions, were found at a home in Westmoreland where several people were charged under the anti-lottery scam act.