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Major fraud uncovered at Courts branch in Clarendon

Prince Moore reports
By Clinton McGregor 
 
Fraud Squad detectives are probing what is suspected to be major fraud at the May Pen Branch of Courts Unicomer Jamaica in Clarendon.
 
This follows the arrest and charge of a cashier, who is accused of stealing nearly $20 million from the company.
 
The accused, 26-year-old Terrese Blake, an administrative supervisor, was charged last week.
 
Ms. Blake has so far been charged with larceny as a servant, engaging in transaction involving criminal property and possession of criminal property.
 
Radio Jamaica News was informed that Courts Jamaica is now conducting a follow-up audit to determine the extent of the fraud.
 
It's alleged that between June 2023 and March 2024, Ms. Blake inflated the payment figure to individuals who collected their remittances at the JN Moneygram section in the store.
 
It's further alleged that after manipulating the figure, she pocketed the balance as part of the fraud scheme.
 
Radio Jamaica News was informed that preliminary investigations have so far uncovered the theft of approximately $19 million.
 
Investigators reportedly conducted a raid at Ms. Blake' home last week and seized $2.2 million at the dwelling.
 
A motor car belonging to her was also seized.
 
Ms. Blake, who remains in custody, is booked to the appear before the Clarendon Parish Court on April 9.


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