Man held on passport fraud charges


January 18, 2016

Yet another case of passport fraud has come to the fore in Jamaica, as persons find

inventive methods in an attempt to leave the island.

The case, heard in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court presided over by RM Simone Wolfe-Reece, saw Andrew Graham answering to charges of conspiracy to defraud, making a false declaration, and obtaining a passport by means of false pretence.

It is said that Graham collected a passport application form from the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency and affixed his signature purporting that all the information was factual.

However, it was soon found out that the passport, procured in the name of Andrew Lue-Fung, was fraudulent.

Following investigations by the authorities, Graham was arrested and charged.

Graham's attorney contended that while his client, on May 14, 2015, is said to have conspired with others to procure the fraudulent passport, there was no evidence to support same.

He argued that there was little or no evidence on the other charges. Graham is expected to learn his fate in short order.

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