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Accountant General employee remanded in fraud case

Published:Wednesday | November 12, 2014 | 5:05 PM

One of the men charged who was last month charged in connection with a massive fraud at the Accountant General’s Department was remanded when he appeared in the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate’s Court today.

Twenty-seven-year-old Troy Blythe of a Kingston 8 address is charged with money laundering and conspiracy to defraud.

He is to return to court on Friday when a bail application will be made on his behalf.

The Crown alleges that between February and October this year, an employee of the Accountant General's Department found a loophole in the pension system.

He then allegedly created fictitious life certificates for deceased people, prepared pension payments amounting to $20 million and sent portions of the sum to the bank accounts of co-conspirators, including Blythe.


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