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More fraud charges for two prisoners

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 1:16 PM

Two prisoners at one of the island’s adult correctional facility are to appear in court next week to answer to fraud charges.

The Major Organised Crime and Anti Corruption Agency (MOCA) says Andrew Lee Pryce and Toraino Jose Rowe, who are both currently serving prison sentences for fraud, where charged last week Thursday for breaches of the Forgery Act.

MOCA says the charges resulted from an ongoing investigation which led to the arrest and charge of two correctional officers, Randy Palmer and Toraine Tulloch, last year December 2016 for their involvement in a fraud scheme being operated from inside the correctional facility.

MOCA indicates that allegations are that Pryce, who is believed to be the mastermind, and Rowe conspired with the correctional officers who were posing as policemen and entertainment producers and fleeced several persons of large sums of money.

Pryce is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday, January 18 while Rowe is to appear in court on Thursday, January 19.