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Second convict sentenced in scam at Accountant General's Department

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 12:00 AM

A second man has been sentenced in a major fraud racket at the Accountant General’s Department.

Wayne McKenzie, who earlier pleaded guilty, was today sentenced to 12 months imprisonment at hard labour in connection with the scam under which claims were filed under the names of dead people.

In November, McKenzie was arrested by officers of the Revenue Protection Division and the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency on his return to Jamaica from overseas.

He is the second co-conspirator to have pleaded guilty in this matter.

The mastermind, Julio Parkinson – a former employee of the Accountant General’s Department – earlier this year pleaded guilty and was sentenced.

Four other people are before the courts on various charges relating to the fraud.