A man has been charged by the police in collaboration with the US Embassy in Kingston for visa fraud.

In a statement, the US Embassy says it’s Overseas Criminal Investigations Division and the Jamaica Constabulary Force arrested and charged Eric George Miller of Olympic Gardens. He’s been charged with obtaining money by means of false pretense.

This follows complaints received from eight Jamaican nationals claiming to have been financially defrauded by Miller. The accused allegedly convinced each of the eight victims to deposit between 75-thousand and 160-thousand dollars into his bank account.

The money was in exchange for promising to help them acquire H2B visas and employment opportunities in the United States.

When the victims appeared at the US Embassy as instructed by Miller, they learnt they had no visa appointments scheduled, and Miller did not answer their calls or arrive to render assistance with the process.

Miller was arrested and charged by the JCF’s Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch, C-TOC, as he misrepresented himself as someone who could assist in acquiring H2B visas for overseas work opportunities and charging multiple Jamaican nationals for services not rendered.