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Farmer charged with uttering forged documents

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2016 | 2:00 AM

Farmer charged with uttering forged documents

Police attached to the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch charged one man for uttering forged documents and conspiracy to defraud on Wednesday. He is 34-year-old David Jones, a farmer, of Maida district in Inverness, St Ann.

Reports are that in May 2007, the complainant in the matter visited the Taxpayer Registration Centre (TRC) in Kingston and applied for a Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN).

While his application was being processed, the TRC 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 TRC under the pretence 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 license, 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 Jones was charged. He is scheduled to appear before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court Criminal Division on March 22.