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Five detained in AGD $multi-million fraud for court Tuesday

Published:Sunday | November 2, 2014 | 11:09 PM

Five people detained in connection with a suspected multi-million dollar fraud at the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) are to return to court on Tuesday.



The five were remanded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday afternoon after the court was told a statement implicating one of the accused, Meisha Parkinson, was not presented.



The Crown alleges that between February and October this year, while employed as an accounting technician at the AGD, Julio Parkinson found a loophole in the pension system that relates to dead pensioners.



It is alleged that he created fictitious life certificates and prepared pension payments to the tune of J$20 million and sent portions of that sum to the various bank accounts of his co-conspirators.



His co-conspirators have been named as his sister Meisha Parkinson, Rameish Watson, Anthony Munroe and Kemar Lewis.



The five were taken into custody last Tuesday after the RPD, with assistance from MOCA, carried out a series of operations at the downtown Kingston offices of the AGD and other premises in the Corporate Area.



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