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Women who allegedly conned $5 million charged

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 3:10 PM

Investigators attached to the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch have arrested and charged two women for breaches of the Forgery Act.

Forty-year-old accountant, Cheryl Madden and 32-year-old secretary, Camille Martin were charged yesterday with forgery, uttering forged documents and obtaining money by means of forged document. 

The police say in 2014 Madden and Martin took out loans from a loan agency totalling $5 million.

They say the women submitted several documents, which included payslips and salary deduction authorisation forms, to support their loan applications.

The police say the loan accounts went into arrears and subsequent checks revealed that the payslips and salary deduction authorisation forms were false.

A report was then made at the Fraud Squad.

Following investigations, Madden and Martin were subsequently arrested and charged.

They are scheduled to appear before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Friday, November 27.