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Woman proving ownership of seized car at police station charged for cash transaction over $1m

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2016 | 2:56 PM

A St James businesswoman and a sales representative from Manchester have been arrested and charged for undertaking a cash transaction in excess of $1 million which is a breach of the Proceeds of Crime Act.

The police say 37-year-old Karrian Gray of Norwood Gardens in Paradise, St James and 24-year-old Adrian Wilson of Hatfield district in Manchester were arrested after investigations led them to believe that the woman paid $1.4 million in cash for a Toyota Axio motor car.

The Westmoreland Police had seized the car when they detained a man during an anti-lottery scamming operation in Chantilly in the parish.

According to the police, Gray later attended the police station to prove ownership of the vehicle when her receipts showed that the motorcar was purchased cash in excess of $1 million in July of last year.

She was subsequently arrested and charged with breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Wilson, who was the sales representative in the transaction was later picked up.

Gray and Wilson will appear in the Manchester Parish Court on Wednesday, August 10.