Woman sentenced to 18 months for defrauding St James business

Woman sentenced to 18 months for defrauding St James business

Saturday, December 07, 2019

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ST JAMES, Jamaica — A woman was on Thursday sentenced to 18 months in prison for her part in defrauding a business in St James.

According to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), 54-year-old Maxine Walker was one of two women charged with breaches of the Larceny and Proceeds of Crime Acts.

Walker and the other woman, 38-year-old Neril Gordon, are said to be among several others who defrauded more than $80 million from a business place in the western parish.

Walker pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiracy to defraud while Gordon pleaded guilty to the charges of larceny as a servant and money laundering.

The police said Gordon is to be sentenced on January 9, 2020 and investigations into the matter are still ongoing.

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