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Attorney-at-law Herbert Grant arrested on fraud charges

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 9:34 AM

Attorney-at-law Herbert Grant has been arrested and charged with uttering forged document and conspiracy to defraud.

He was arrested by detectives at the Fraud Squad Unit of the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC).

The charges stem from allegations surrounding a property purchase which began in 1986.

The complainant allegedly contracted the services of Grant when he and his father agreed to purchase a property in Rio Nuevo, St. Mary as tenants in common.

However, after realizing that his name was not on the land title in 2016, the complainant made a report the fraud squad and the investigation commenced.

The probe revealed that the signatures of the complainant and the Instruments of Transfer (documents used during the purchase process) were forged.

Grant has been offered bail with surety in the sum of $500,000 and is scheduled to appear before the St Andrew Parish Court (Criminal Division) on Monday, June 26.