A Bank teller has been charged in relation to what the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency, MOCA, is calling a ‘grand conspiracy and fraud’ at the Manchester Municipal Corporation.
Forty-three-year-old Radcliffe McLean of Porus in the parish has been charged with conspiracy to defraud. He was charged yesterday by MOCA operatives.
McLean joins the Municipal Corporation’s Deputy Superintendent of Roads and Works, 31-year-old Sanja Elliott, and Temporary Works Overseer, Kendale Roberts. They were charged earlier for breaching the Larceny Act.
Twenty-seven-year-old carpenter, Dwayne Sibblies, and Businessman David Harris were also charged in relation to the fraudulent activities.
In a statement on its website, MOCA says investigations revealed that between January 2014 and June 2016, McLean conspired with Elliott and Sibblies to process fraudulent cheques drawn on the account of the Corporation.
MOCA says in 2016 and 2017, Elliot, Sibblies, Roberts and Harris were arrested and charged after three Anti-Corruption agencies conducted a series of operations in Central Jamaica.
The allegations are the accused used their positions to misappropriate funds from the Parish Council for their own use.
The accused men are to appear in the Manchester Parish Court tomorrow.