A man who allegedly stole his brother’s identity to obtain a driver’s licence was arrested and charged on Monday by police attached to the Revenue Protection Division (RPD).
Charged with forgery, uttering forged documents, obtaining a forged driver’s licence, and conspiracy to defraud is Errol Anthony Baggo, a 34-year-old fisherman of Frontier, Port Maria in St Mary.
Reports are that Baggo stole the identity of his brother, Delando Baggo, and used that information to obtain a driver’s licence.
The alleged fraud was detected by the police during a spot check when they discovered that the image on a driver’s licence presented by Delando Baggo did not match the photo on the Tax Administration Jamaica’s database.
The RPD was contacted and its investigations into the incident proved that on July 7, 2022 and August 29, 2022, Errol Baggo went to the Port Maria Tax Office where he applied for, and obtained a General Driver's Licence in his brother’s name.
He was arrested and charged, and subsequently offered bail in the sum of $100,000.00.
He is set to appear in the Port Maria Resident Magistrate’s Court on February 9, 2023.