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JPS says electricity theft arrests up since Crime Stop partnership

Published:Monday | November 3, 2014 | 2:02 PM

The Jamaica Public Service Company limited (JPS) is reporting an increase in the number of arrests of business operators, due to its partnership with Crime Stop Jamaica.

At the beginning of October, the number of arrests stood at eight.

However as of today 20 persons have been arrested as reports of theft continue to be investigated.

The initiative forms part of the company’s intensified effort to reduce electricity theft, in business enterprises in particular.

The JPS says reports of electricity theft through Crime Stop, have led to operators of businesses such as bars, grocery shops, hairdressing parlors and ice factories being arrested and charged.

The arrests have been taking place across the island, with the majority taking place in Kingston and St Andrew and Manchester.


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