Another person has been taken into custody in connection with the theft of motor vehicle registration certificates, blank motor-vehicle title forms, motor-vehicle licence discs and other items from the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ).
Romaniel McFarlane, a male cashier from the TAJ's Montego Bay Revenue Service Centre, was arrested and charged last week with 15 counts of falsification of accounts under the Larceny Act, 15 counts of Breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act and one count of conspiracy.
He is the sixth staff member of the TAJ charged in connection with the theft of the documents.
His arrest brings to 16 the number of persons arrested and charged in this matter.
In providing an update into its probe yesterday, the Revenue Protection Division (RPD) noted that it is continuing a drive to stem the revenue lost in connection with this matter and close the existing loopholes.
The RPD also urged members of the public, who may have information regarding the possession or use of motor vehicle documents suspected to be fraudulent, to contact it immediately.
In addition, the RPD reminded the public that the registration and transfer of motor vehicles should be carried out only at one of the 29 tax offices islandwide.
"Persons uttering fraudulent documents will be liable for prosecution," warned the RPD.