Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Husband and wife, both attorneys, before the courts on fraud charges

Detectives from the Fraud Squad have arrested and charged an attorney-at-law as investigations into fraudulent transactions in relation to the processing of a St Mary property continues.

Facing charges of demanding property, obtaining money by means of false pretences and conspiracy is 35-year-old Khadine Dixon, an attorney of a Kingston 5 address.

Dixon was arrested at her office in Kingston on Thursday June 6.

In a release on Saturday, the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the police’s information arm, said investigators have intensified their probe into alleged fraudulent transactions involving a property in Harmony Hall, St Mary, which reportedly involved Mrs Dixon and her husband, Jerome, who is also an attorney.

The release said Mr Dixon was charged in 2018 for forgery of a high court judge’s signature, and further investigations suggested that the wife had some involvement in the alleged crime.

On Thursday July 19, 2018, the Fraud Squad arrested and charged Mr Dixon for forgery, uttering forged documents and demanding property with forged documents.

Reports are that on March 23, 2018, he 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, which is owned by the complainants, to be transferred to one of his clients.

Investigations subsequently revealed that in respect of the instrument of transfer document that was 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 Mr Dixon being arrested and charged. He was offered bail in the sum of $400,000.

Mrs. Dixon was also offered bail in the sum of $400, 000, and is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on June 20, along with Mr Dixon.

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