St Catherine accountant on fraud charge granted $300,000 bail
A St Catherine accountant was on Wednesday granted $300,000 bail on breaches of the Cybercrimes Act.
Thirty-three-year-old Gavin Champagnie, of Jackson Way, Meadowvale in Portmore, St Catherine was charged on Tuesday by detectives attached to the Fraud Squad unit of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch and taken to court.
Champagnie is scheduled to reappear in court on Wednesday, March 16.
The police say on Monday, Champagnie, who worked as a financial controller at a finance company, purported to be the Chief Executive Officer of the company and allegedly sent an email to a junior accountant with instructions to wire US$42,000 to a bank account in the United States.
The junior accountant reportedly contacted the CEO for additional information and was told the email did not originate from him.
A report was made to the Fraud Squad and Champagnie was subsequently arrested and charged.