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Four men arrested for Cyber crimes Act breaches

Published:Monday | January 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

DETECTIVES FROM the Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID) have arrested four men for breaches of the Cybercrimes Act.

The men, who are from western Jamaica, have also been charged with conspiracy to defraud, uttering forged documents, larceny of motor vehicles and obtaining money by false pretence.

They are 30-year-old Shawn Smith, 39-year-old Jocelyn Clarke, both of Montego Bay, St James addresses, and 24-year-old Carl Pusey and 22-year-old Kenny Waite, both from Green Island, Hanover.

A media release from the police Friday said the men were part of a scheme in which they used fraudulent credit cards to rent vehicles from car rental companies and then sell them to unsuspecting buyers after preparing fictitious documents for the vehicles.

Major mastermind

"Smith is suspected to be one of the masterminds behind a major car-stealing scheme," the police said. He has been charged with three counts of obtaining goods by forged documents, three counts of simple larceny, five counts of breaches of the Cybercrimes Act, and three counts of conspiracy to defraud.

Clarke has been charged with three counts of conspiracy to defraud, and Pusey has been charged with three counts of breaches of the Cybercrimes Act, three counts of conspiracy to defraud, one count of uttering fraud documents and one count of obtaining money by false pretence.

Waite has been charged with seven counts of uttering forged documents, seven counts of obtaining goods by false pretence, four counts of breaches of the Cybercrimes Act, and seven counts of conspiracy to defraud. He was found with a machine used to make fraudulent credit cards.

Clarke and Smith are booked to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate Court next Friday while Pusey and Waite will face the Savanna-la-mar Resident Magistrate Court on February 3.