Albert Tennant pleaded guilty on January 20, 2017 in the St. James Parish Court, in a long standing document fraud matter, to one count of Possession of Revenue Paper before such paper has been duly stamped, signed, and issued for public use, and one count of Possession of a Forged Document.
The facts of the case are that on Tuesday May 6, 2014, Mr. Tennant visited the Savanna-la-Mar Tax Office and asked for assistance with the purchase of an examination fee. He presented a Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate (MVRC) and a Certificate of Fitness. It was noticed that the MVRC did not appear to be authentic and further checks revealed that the document belonged to a series which had been reported stolen from the Tax Administration Jamaica’s main stores. Mr. Tennant handed over his driver’s licence and when the Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) on the licence was compared to that on the MVRC, it was noted that it was different.
He also had a fraudulent insurance cover note.
The matter was reported to the RPD and Mr. Tennant was subsequently arrested and charged with the offences for which he pleaded guilty, as well as Conspiracy to Defraud. The latter charge was subsequently dropped.
He is to be sentenced on March 29, 2017.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Revenue Protection Division
C/o Communication & Public Relations Unit,
Ministry of Finance & The Public Service
30 National Heroes Circle
Tel: 928 – 5141
Toll free - 1.888.225.5773 (CALLRPD)
Fax: 928 - 9648
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