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Kingston man on fraud charges, allegedly fleeced students of US$15,000

Published:Monday | March 14, 2016 | 5:05 PM

Thirty-three-year-old Andre Bowen of Port View, Kingston 20, has been charged with 10 counts of obtaining money by false pretense and fraudulent conversion.

The police say it's alleged that while employed to a legitimate agency for recruiting students for work and travel programmes in the United States of America, Bowen posed as an agent of an unregistered agency.

They say he fleeced students of US$15,000 claiming that the monies were fees to help them secure jobs overseas.

A report was made to the Fraud Squad of the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigations Branch when the students discovered that there were no jobs.

Bowen was subsequently charged and is scheduled to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.