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Alleged employment scam suspect in custody, not charged

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

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MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Manchester Police confirmed that a woman who has been in custody since last week in relation to an alleged overseas employment scam that took place in the parish has not yet been charged.

Reports are that more than 100 individuals paid money to the business that was being conducted in Christiana, in exchange for the chance take up jobs in Canada and the United States.

However, they were not able to leave the island on Friday as planned because the organiser of the programme could not be found and the establishment was no longer in operation.

They reported the incident at the Christiana police.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force's Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) is now probing the matter.

Preliminary findings suggest that the woman in custody may not have been a major player in the scam, police say.

Alicia Sutherland

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