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Female car dealership worker behind bars, allegedly steals several vehicles from workplace

Published:Wednesday | September 17, 2014 | 11:59 AM

A 55-year-old St Catherine woman was arrested and charged yesterday by members of the Fraud Squad after she reportedly stole several motor vehicles from a popular car dealership where she was employed.

Behind bars is Hauva Davis, car sales administrator of Cedar Grove, Portmore.

The police say between 2005 and 2014 Davis, whose responsibility it was for logging all motor vehicles taken into the company’s warehouse, sold a number of vehicles and failed to either account for the sales of the motor vehicles in the company’s records or account for the proceeds of the sales.

Allegations are that Davis advertised some of these vehicles privately, thereafter negotiated the sale of the cars, which she sold to various individuals including persons who operate car dealerships.

The matter was brought to light during an audit exercise by the company and when certain documents were requested of Davis, she instead abandoned her job and left the country.

The matter was subsequently reported to the Police in July 2014.

The police further say Davis was intercepted at the Sangster’s International Airport on an inbound flight and taken into custody on September 13.

She was charged with six counts of the offence of larceny of motor vehicles, valued at $6,000,000, and was offered bail in the sum of $300,000 and is to reappear in the Corporate Area Criminal Court in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew on September 24.

Davis is also being investigated for the disappearance of 80 other motor vehicles valued over $80,000,000.

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