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Nurse charged with fraud, submits forged documents to German Embassy

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2013 | 6:28 PM

A nurse is now behind bars after being arrested and charged by detectives from the Fraud Squad today.

She has been charged for forgery and uttering forged documents.

The nurse has been identified as 35-year-old Joan Christian from St Catherine.

The police say information received is that on Friday, August 23, Christian allegedly submitted a visa application to the German Embassy in Kingston, along with an employment letter and a bank statement from a financial institution, stating she had close to $1 million in her personal account.

During routine checks by officials at the embassy, the information that was submitted by Christian was found to be false.

The Fraud Squad was contacted and a subsequent investigation launched.

She is to appear in the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate’s Court on Friday, August 30.


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