Fraudster bail eztended
A man who promised the courts on his last visit to present the person who actually committed the crime had his bail extended when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court recently.
Craig Graham from Old Harbour, St Catherine, is charged with obtaining money by false pretence and conspiracy to defraud.
In July, Graham said he would be able to present the actual criminal but failed to do so.
The accused is the director and co-owner of a medical centre in Spanish Town. An audit last January, conducted by the insurance company that the medical centre submitted claims to, revealed discrepancies in the claims made. The reports are that over 1,000 claims were made on behalf of 70 patients, which could not be verified by the insurance company.
The insurance company said over $6 million was paid to the medical centre based on these unverified claims between April and December 2014. It is reported that when questioned by the police, Graham admitted that fraudulent activities took place at the centre but denied being a part of these activities.
Graham's lawyer told the court that his client owned a 10 per cent share in the company and pulled out when he realised fraud was being committed at the centre.
Graham will return to court on December 15.