A COMPARISON of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's master inventory record with the Tax Administration Jamaica database has revealed 17 vehicles with the same engine and or chassis number.
The Auditor General's Department (AGD) said the vehicles were registered in the names of private individuals and institutions.
It was highlighted that in nine instances, both chassis and engine numbers were the same, while in the remaining eight instances, only the engine number was consistent.
The department said despite a request, the JCF did not provide a satisfactory explanation for the anomalies.
This formed part of the AGD's performance audit of the management of police motor vehicles. The document was tabled in Parliament yesterday.
Meanwhile, the audit shows that as at June 2012, the JCF had 1,794 motor cars, buses and vans consisting of 26 different makes of various models and manufacturing dates ranging from 1987 to 2012.