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Farmer steals man's identity – obtains passport, birth certificate and driver’s licence

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 4:08 PM

The police have charged a 34-year-old farmer from St Ann in connection with obtaining a tax registration number (TRN) in 2003 using another person's name. 

David Jones of Maida district, Inverness is to appear before the Corporate Area Criminal Court in St Andrew on March 22. 

He was charged yesterday for uttering forged documents and conspiracy to defraud by police attached to the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch. 

The police say in May 2007, the complainant in the matter visited a taxpayer registration centre in Kingston and applied for a TRN.

While his application was being processed, checks by the centre revealed that a TRN was already assigned to his name based on an application which was done at the Brown’s Town collectorate.

It was subsequently revealed that in 2003, Jones submitted documents to the tax registration centre under the pretense that he is the complainant and acquired a TRN in the complainant’s name.

He then used the TRN to acquire a Jamaican passport, driver’s licence, electoral identification card as well as a birth certificate also in the complainant’s name. 

A report was subsequently made to the Fraud Squad in December 2008 and following investigations he was charged.