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Woman charged after allegedly attempting to collect dead mother's pension

Friday, July 12, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Investigators from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (CTOC) have arrested and charged a woman with breaches of the Larceny Act.

In custody is 54-year-old Janet Jarrett, of Hillside Crescent in Kingston.

Jarrett has been charged with forgery, uttering forged documents and obtaining money by means of false pretence.

Police reports are that on Monday, January 21, Jarrett went to the Accountant General's Department to update the banking information of her mother Hermine Byrant to facilitate the collection of her pension. It is said that she presented an identification card, which aroused the suspicion of the representative.

The police were alerted and an investigation was carried out which revealed that Jarrett's mother had died in 2016.

She was consequently arrested and charged yesterday.

She is scheduled to appear in the St Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday, July 30.

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