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JTA multimillion-dollar scam: Fraud Squad looking to interview 23 persons

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2013 | 6:28 PM

Detectives probing the multimillion-dollar fraud scam at the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), say they have widened their investigation and are now seeking to interview 23 persons.



A senior officer at the fraud squad told our news centre that the unit recently received documents relating to activities on the JTA’s accounts.



While not going into details, the senior officer said included in the documents are checks drawn from the JTA's books.



The senior officer says investigators are following several leads and have collected several statements.



Meanwhile, Marlon Francis, who has been named as a person of interest in the case, has still not turned himself over to investigators.



He works in the accounting department at the JTA.



The scam at the JTA was uncovered by auditors about three weeks ago when fraudulent claims and fictitious cheques were discovered.



It is reported that some $100 million has been stolen in the scam.



The four-member accounting department at the JTA has been sent home on paid leave as the organisation and the police probe the theft.



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