On Tuesday June 20, 2017, sixty-six year old Anthony Kelly pleaded guilty to eight (8) counts of Uttering Forged Documents, six (6) counts of Receiving Stolen Property and one (1) count of Conspiracy to Defraud, in a matter brought against him by the Revenue Protection Division (RPD).
He is to be sentenced on August 21, 2017.
The matter before the Court alleged that between March 2016 and June 2017, Mr Kelly visited several of Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) offices where he tendered Motor Vehicle Certificates of Title, along with authorization letters and/or Powers of Attorney to suggest that he had the authority to carry out transfers of motor vehicles belonging to other persons.
Investigations revealed that the documents – the Motor Vehicle Certificates of Title, the Powers of Attorney and the authorization letters – were fraudulent and further, that the Certificates of Title belonged to a batch of Titles which had been reported stolen from TAJ, in 2011.
Mr. Kelly is the fifth person to plead guilty on document fraud charges in RPD court matters this year.
“The prevalence of document fraud is a major concern as the use of fraudulent documents hinders the detection and identification of criminals, their illicit gains and motor vehicles used in crimes. This type of document fraud is a lucrative business that can only be fuelled by persons who are willing to pay for the service making it worthwhile for an Anthony Kelly, a repeat offender, who was previously arrested and charged by an officer of the RPD and who served a custodial sentence on that occasion”. Major (Ret’d) Johanna Lewin – Commissioner RPD.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Revenue Protection Division
C/o Communication & Public Relations Branch
Ministry of Finance & the Public Service
30 National Heroes Circle Kingston 4
Tel: 928 – 5141
Toll free - 1.888.225.5773 (CALLRPD)
Fax: 928 - 9648
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