Monday 20 May, 2019

Another attorney charged with alleged fraudulent bid for a property

Jerome Dixon, a 39-year-old attorney-at-law, was on Thursday arrested and charged by investigators from the Fraud Squad at the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigations Branch (CTOC) for breaches of the Forgery Act.

Dixon has been charged with forgery, uttering forged documents and demanding property with forged documents.

Reports are that on March 23, 2018, Dixon lodged an instrument of transfer document and a court order with the National Land Agency (NLA) with information giving directives for a property in Harmony Hall, St Mary, owned by the complainants, to be transferred to one of his clients.

Investigations subsequently revealed that in respect of the instrument of transfer document purportedly signed by a registrar at the Supreme Court, and the court order purportedly signed by a judge at the Supreme Court, both documents had been forged. Another document supposedly signed by a justice of the peace for the parish of Kingston was also forged.

The instrument of transfer document was lodged at the office of the Commissioner of Taxes, where a sum of $1.4 million in transfer taxes was paid by Dixon’s ‘client’ in relation to the property.

A report was made to the Fraud Squad, following which investigations led to Dixon being arrested and charged. He was offered bail in the sum of $400,000. A court date is soon to be announced by the police.

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