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May 6, 2014
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Tax Admin employee remanded on fraud charges
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

Shawayne Gillespie, an employee of the Tax Administration Jamaica, was remanded when he appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on multiple fraud charges.

When Gillespie appeared, the court was told that there are further investigations to be done, and if he is granted bail he is likely to interfere with the investigations. He was then ordered remanded until May 26, 2014, when the matter will again be mentioned.

Allegations are that on March 7, 2014, about 8:30 a.m., members of the Revenue Protection Division swooped down on the Spanish Town Tax Depot in Twickenham Park, St Catherine.

The court heard that the team conducted a search and caught Gillespie with a bag containing six international drivers permits and other documents which are property of the Government of Jamaica.

A warrant was secured and he was escorted to his home in Greater Portmore, St Catherine, where additional documents and permits were located.

He was subsequently charged with 35 counts of forgery and multiple counts of unlawful possession of Government properties. He is also facing the court for possession of ganja.

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