Aug 25, 2019 Last Updated 11:31 AM, Aug 22, 2019

The Minister of Finance & the Public Service

The Hon. Nigel Clarke, DPhil., MP, is Jamaica's Minister of Finance and the Public Service and is Member of Parliament for St Andrew Northwestern. ...

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TAJ Cashier Sentenced

On Friday June 14, Tamarla Peart, a Cashier at the King Street location of the Tax Administration Jamaica, was sentenced by His Honour Vaughn Smith, in the Corporate Area Parish Court to six (6) months imprisonment at hard labour, or a fine of Eighty Thousand Dollars ($80,000.00). She opted to pay the fine.

The sentence was imposed after the Defendant, having been charged by officers of the Revenue Protection Division (RPD), pleaded guilty to the offence of Larceny as a Servant. She pleaded not guilty to Breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act and the Crown subsequently withdrew the charge.

In his summation, His Honour stated that while he took into account the Defendant's Attorney's pleas for leniency, that by virtue of her position as a Cashier, the Defendant was placed in a position of trust and this was abused. He also stated that he had a duty to send a message to others who hold similar positions that should they act in a similar manner, that there are serious consequences.

Miss Peart was arrested and charged by officers of the RPD for the offences after it was discovered that she stole two licence discs which had been entrusted to her. She subsequently returned the items.

Persons, who have information that may assist the RPD in this or any other matter, are being encouraged to contact the RPD at 1-888-CALLRPD (225-5773); by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CRIMESTOP at 311, or via the Division's Twitter account @rpditalk.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Revenue Protection Division
c/o Communication & Public Relations Branch,
Ministry of Finance & the Public Service
30 National Heroes Circle
Kingston 3.

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