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June 5 court date for Tax Administration cashier

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2013 | 8:59 AM

A Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) cashier linked to the theft of high value documents from the agency is to return to court on June 5.

On April 8, 34-year-old Simonda Blake, who worked at the Constant Spring Tax Office, was arrested and charged for receiving stolen documents and tendering stolen and forged documents.

It’s reported that on the same date, she tendered a motor vehicle Certificate of Title to secure transfer of its ownership to the tax office.

It’s further alleged that the title was subsequently identified by the TAJ to be stolen, as it was identified as one of those belonging to the batch of high value documents stolen from the TAJ stores.

Information obtained by the Revenue Protection Division of the Finance Ministry indicates that the information on the fraudulent Certificate of Title relates to a motor vehicle that had been destroyed by fire a week earlier.

Blake’s arrest brings to 17, the total number of persons arrested in the investigations concerning the high value documents that went missing from the TAJ.

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