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Senior St Mary policewoman charged with fraud

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2015 | 2:54 PM

A senior St Mary policewoman is in trouble with the law after investigators uncovered her role in defrauding farmers in the parish over a three year period. 

She is deputy superintendent Denise McKain. 

Detectives from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) charged her today in court with obtaining money by false pretense and fraudulent conversion. 

She was later bailed to the sum of $200,000 and has been ordered to return to the Port Maria Resident Magistrate’s Court on October 28. 

It is alleged that during the period 2009-2012, the senior cop used an unregistered organisation to fraudulently solicit and obtain money from farmers of the Three Hills Farm District.

MOCA says the illegal activities were uncovered following checks by members of the district.

A report was made to the then Anti-Corruption Branch, and an investigation launched. 

A file was prepared and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions who ruled that the Deputy Superintendent be charged.