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Alleged overseas employment scammers charged by MOCA

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 10:58 AM

​Two Portland men who operated an alleged overseas employment scam are to appear in Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday, September 28.

Retired fireman Leonard Dyce, otherwise called Sparrow, and Sheldon Brown, also known as Bangie, were charged by MOCA last Tuesday with obtaining money by false pretence and conspiracy to defraud.

Dyce and Brown were each offered $50,000 station bail.

In 2015, MOCA began an investigation into allegations that the men fleeced persons out of more than $400,000 with the promise of them participating in overseas employment programmes.

Subsequently, an operation was conducted by MOCA and the men were arrested and charged.