Police attached to the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch arrested and charged two women for breaches of the Forgery Act on Thursday, November 19.

They are:

  • 40-year-old Cheryl Madden, an accountant of Arnett Gardens, St, Andrew
  •  32-year-old Camille Martin, a secretary of Johnson Terrace, Kingston

Reports from the Police are that in 2014, Madden and Martin visited a loan agency in St. Andrew and applied for several personal loans for themselves and others amounting to JMD 5,000,000. In support of the applications, it is alleged that they submitted several documents, which included pay slips and salary deduction authorization forms in their names and that of other applicants.

The loans were processed, approved and monies disbursed to the accused by cheques. The loan accounts went into arrears and subsequent checks revealed that the pay slips and salary deduction authorization forms were false. A report was then made at the Fraud Squad.

Madden and Martin were subsequently arrested and charged for forgery, uttering forged documents and obtaining money by means of forged document.  They are to appear before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Friday, November 27.

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