The court hearing for the five persons charged in connection with a multi-million dollar fraud at the Accountant General’s Department, AGD, was today postponed due to the absence of defence attorneys.

Those charged are 35 year old Julio Parkinson an employee of the AGD, his sister Neisha, as well as Kemar Lewis, Rameish Watson and Anthony Monroe.

The Crown is alleging that between February and October this year, Julio Parkinson, who was employed as an accounting technician, found a loophole in the pension system as it relates to dead persons.

Parkinson is alleged to have created fictitious life certificates and prepared pension payments amounting to 20-million dollars.

He then sent portions of that sum to the various bank accounts of his co-conspirators.

The five were taken into custody on Tuesday after the RPD, with assistance from MOCA, carried out a series of operations at the offices of the AGD in downtown Kingston and other premises in the Corporate Area.