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Retired fireman, accomplice accused of employment programme fraud

Monday, September 18, 2017

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PORTLAND, Jamaica — A retired fireman and an accomplice were last Tuesday charged by the Major Organized and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) for obtaining money by false pretence and conspiracy to defraud.

The men, identified as Leonard Dyce, otherwise called “Sparrow” and Sheldon Brown otherwise called “Bangie” are both from Portland.

According to MOCA, in 2015 they began investigating allegations that Dyce, the retired fireman, and Brown had fleeced individuals of over $400,000, with the promise of them participating in overseas employment programmes.

Subsequently, an operation was conducted and the men arrested and charged.

They were each offered station bail in the sum of $50,000 and will appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on September 28.

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