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District constable arrested, charged for forging dance permit

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Detectives from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency have arrested and charged a 52-year-old district constable with forgery.

Frederick Callosingh from the Old Harbour Police Station is alleged to have forged the signature of a former commanding officer on a dance permit.

On June 6, cops from the Old Harbour Police Station responded to a call from residents about breaches of the Noise Abatement Act in the Gutters Community. 

The police went to the location and requested the permit from the event organisers. 

While examining the document, they realised the authorising signature was that of a former commanding officer for the St. Catherine South Division.

During preliminary investigations, it was uncovered that Callosingh allegedly forged the signature of the former commanding officer for a sum of $6,000.

A report was made to MOCA, which resulted in the cop's arrest and charge today.

Callosingh is scheduled to appear in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate’s Court on September 2.