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'Grand fraud' at Manchester Parish Council reaches $95 million

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2016 | 7:36 AM
On Monday, a third man, Kendale Roberts, a temporary works overseer from Comfort district was arrested and charged with fraud and conspiracy offences.

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Agency is reporting that the ‘grand fraud’ at the Manchester Parish Council has now reached $95 million.

It also says more fraud charges have now been laid on 31-year-old Sanja Elliot, the deputy superintendent of roads and works at the council and 27-year-old carpenter, Dwayne Sibblies.

On Monday, a third man, Kendale Roberts, a temporary works overseer from Comfort district was arrested and charged with fraud and conspiracy offences.

All three men are all scheduled to appear in the Manchester Parish Court today.

On June 24 when Elliot and Sibblies were arrested, the police had said the fraud was at $9 million and counting and warned that more arrests were coming.

The police say the three accused men used their positions to misappropriate funds from the Parish Council for their own use.