Thieves reportedly steal laptops from SSL
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Several laptops were reportedly stolen from the offices of Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) on Hope Road on Wednesday night.
Observer Online understands that thieves allegedly broke into the premises and ransacked the office before making off with the computers. Investigations into the incident are currently underway.
The investment firm is at the centre of a multi-million US dollar fraud probe affecting more than 200 accounts.
“Evidence now shows that there are over 200 affected accounts and a staggering amount exceeding US$30 million attributed to fraud and other irregularities related to clients’ funds. Despite numerous appeals and direct means of communication, the Financial Investigations Division (FID) has only received 23 official statements from affected individuals and entities,” FID said in a recent statement, adding that the investigations “transcend national boundaries, with inquiries extending beyond Jamaica.”
SSL has been under the temporary management of the Financial Services Commission since January after fraud allegations surfaced; indicating then that some 40 clients had allegedly been fleeced of a combined $3 billion from accounts. One individual, Jean Ann Panton, has so far been charged and is to be tried in the Criminal Division of the Home Circuit Court.