Local Job Scammer Arrested after stealing over US $15,000 from Jamaicans

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Thirty-three-year-old Andre Bowen of Port View, Kingston 20 has been charged with ten counts of obtaining money by false pretence and fraudulent conversion.

Allegations are that while employed to a legitimate agency for recruiting students for work and travel programmes in the United States, Bowen posed as an agent of an unregistered agency and fleeced students of US$15,000, claiming that the monies were fees to help them secure jobs overseas.

A report was made to the Fraud Squad of the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigations Branch (C-TOC) when the students discovered that no jobs awaited them. 

He was remanded when he appeared in the Corporate Area Criminal Court and is to reappear on Thursday, March 17.


Original Article: Jamaica Observer 

Last modified on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 00:12
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