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May 12, 2014
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COPS PROMISE TO TACKLE FRAUD IN OLD CAPITAL
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

The police have promised to tackle the acts of fraudulent activities said to be taking place in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

The police said that they are aware of persons who are involved in scamming and other fraudulent activities who have moved from areas of Jamaica's North Coast to a section of the Old Capital to carry out criminal acts.

''Our intelligence arm of the force are aware of the problems, and are working to get rid of it, as the practice will not be tolerated in this part of the island. There are things that cannot be said in this forum,'' Sergeant Ian Purrier of the Spanish Town Police Station, said.

Sergeant Purrier was responding to concerns expressed by councillor Devon Wint of the Point Hill Division during the St Catherine Parish Council's monthly general meeting last Thursday.

Wint told the council that persons are actively involved in placing devices in Automated Teller Machines to scan the Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) of unsuspected customers and steal their monies.

He told the police that his information showed that these individuals operate near the central business location, and that it needs to be stopped immediately.

''Sir, this not a problem to wait and see it get too big and persons starting to get kill, it has to be dealt with as an emergency,'' Wint said.

The police promised to give the urgent attention that it requires.

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