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MOCA uncovers fraud scheme at correctional facility, two charged

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:42 PM

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is reporting that it is probing a fraud scheme being operated from inside a Correctional facility since early this year.

MOCA says it recently arrested and charged two correctional officers for their alleged involvement in the scheme.

According to the investigative agency, the correctional officers have been posing as policemen and entertainment producers and fleecing persons of large sums of money.

MOCA says Randy Palmer was arrested earlier this month after he accepted $925,500 from someone as payment for a car that did not exist.

Palmer was offered $300,000 bail when he appeared in court last week and is scheduled to return on January 19 next year.

MOCA says the second correctional officer, Toraine Tulloch, was charged last week after being arrested in an operation.

He allegedly conspired with an inmate to solicit $13,000 from persons.