Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Educator 'with 55 convictions' gets 8 years on fraud charges

An educator, reportedly with a dossier of 54 previous convictions, who was found with several credit cards of persons residing overseas that were being fraudulently used, was recently sentenced to eight years' imprisonment on charges of obtaining money by means of false pretence and conspiracy.

The serial convict is Clifton Thompson, alias 'Domaine Morgan' or 'KD Thompson-Morgan', of Spanish Town, St Catherine.

According to the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), Thompson's case was tried in the Home Circuit Court, where he was found guilty of all the charges against him.

Allegations are that in June of 2015, MOCA received a report from the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), which indicated that fees for several students at the institution were being paid with the use of fraudulent credit cards. 

An investigation was subsequently launched and it was discovered that Thompson was in possession of several credit cards numbers and names, and CVV card numbers of persons who reside overseas.

He was later arrested and charged with fraud-related offences.

According to MOCA, a report that was submitted during Thompson’s sentencing hearing indicated that he had 54 previous convictions for similar offences.

Meanwhile, the agency is reminding members of the public who may have any information that could assist in any other investigation, to call MOCA at 876-754-3435 or 876-906-5099, or by email at moca@jcf.gov.jm.

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