Three charged for posing as public health officers in Kingston
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Three men were arrested and charged after they were accused of impersonating public health officers during the reopening of the Crab Circle.
The arrests are related to an incident that took place in November 2023 at Heroes Circle in Kingston.
Charged are: 23-year-old Orain Harris, a content creator of May Pen, Clarendon, and Greenwood, St James; 23-year-old Ayden Smart, a content creator of Bushy Park Housing Scheme, and 32-year-old Kazrae Gray, a television producer.
Harris, Smart and Gray were charged with breach of the Profession’s Supplementary to Medicine Act and conspiracy at common law to breach the Profession’s Supplementary to Medicine Act.
In November 2023, during the reopening of the Crab Circle in Heroes Circle, which was previously closed by the Ministry of Health for unsanitary practices, the accused reportedly presented themselves as public health officers to the attendees.
The men, who were mimicking the attire of public health inspectors, allegedly presented fraudulent identification cards.
Gray is accused of addressing the audience and falsely representing himself as a health inspector. The actions of the accused were recorded and uploaded on social media which subsequently led to their arrest and charges.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force said it takes such acts of impersonation and the breach of public trust very seriously.
The court dates of the men are being finalised.