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January 3, 2013
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$85 Million fraud ring busted

Detectives from the Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID) have clamped down on a major fraud ring that has fleeced $85 million from a prominent financial institution in western Jamaica.

One man has since been arrested and charged with several counts of forgery, uttering forged documents, conspiracy to defraud and obtaining money by means of false pretence.

He has been identified as Rohan Ennis, a businessman of Dennis Avenue, Kingston 19.

According to the Constabulary Communication Network, Ennis is among a group of persons who allegedly applied for loans from the institution where it was later revealed that the document, which were submitted for the loans, were forged and some of the documents submitted were from organisations that do not exist.

They also submitted fictitious addresses.

Ennis was reportedly granted two loans under false pretences that totalled $15million, of which $10 million was used to allegedly purchase a BMW X6.

The police have since seized the high-end vehicle.

Ennis was arrested and charged on Thursday, December 27.

He appeared before the Corporate Area Criminal Court yesterday and was remanded in custody.

Meanwhile, detectives from OCID have listed the following individuals, suspected to be involved in this scheme, as persons of interest.

They are:

Wayne Tait, 40, believed to be the mastermind behind

this racket;

Angelique McEachern, 38

Vincent Khani Monoroth,49

Erron Clarke, 35

Colette Natalie Baugh, 39

Henry Llewelyn Reeves, 46

Christopher Orlando Brown, 40

Margaret Young, 42

Denise Arlene Henry, 38

Rolbourne Dennis Barrett, 52

Pamela Campbell, 52

Deron Nesta Herah, 30

They are being asked to report to the OCID at 5 p.m. today.

Detectives from OCID continue to make headway in this case.

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