Jamaica Crime News: Investigators attached to the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Unit ( CTOC), have now laid criminal charges against a female Attorney-at-law, after she was found to be involved in fraudulent transaction over the sales of pieces of land, which is not owned by her.
The accused who has been identified as Jennifer Messado, was on Friday, May 11, slapped with two counts of Uttering Forged Documents , four counts of Forgery and Causing money to be paid out by forged document.
Reports by the investigators are that, sometime in the regions of December 20, 2017, the accused Attorney-at-law allegedly prepared an agreement of sales for two piece of land which are not owned by her.
The investigators further stated that, the Attorney prepared the document without the knowledge of the real land owner.
She also forged the Letter Head and Stamp of the legal land owner, in order to carry out the illegal transaction.
The accused reportedly put up the two pieces of land for sale at a cost of JA $232 million.
The prospective buyers reportedly paid over cash to her totaling at US$270,000 .
The land owner was informed of the agreement and he inturn reported the matter to the police.
Following an investigation, Ms Messado was arrested and charged on Friday. She is booked to appear in Court on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
By Henry Bucknor