On Tuesday October 15, 2019, Jason Walsh of Discovery Bay St. Ann was arrested by detectives from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption (MOCA) and subsequently charged for Obtaining Money by Means of False Pretence.
Allegations are, in 2016 the complainant, a Businessman applied to the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) for a Firearm User’s Licence. During a meeting at FLA, he was informed by the interviewer that an investigator will make contact with him to continue the investigation process.
Later that said year, the complainant was contacted by Jason Walsh who told him that he was an investigator with FLA and was assigned to conduct further investigations regarding his application. Both parties met and Walsh conducted an inspection of the safe. He also collected Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00) from the complainant, which he promised to handover to the Firearms Dealer as payment for the firearm
The complainant subsequently made a report to MOCA, after efforts to contact Walsh failed. During the investigation it was revealed that Walsh was never employed by the Firearm Licensing Authority nor was he authorized to conduct business on behalf of the entity.
On Friday October 18, 2019 Jason Walsh was remanded in custody when he appeared before the St. Catherine Parish Court and will return to court on Monday November 18, 2019.
MOCA wishes to remind members of the public who may have any information that could assist in this or any other investigation to call MOCA at 754-3435 or 906-5099 or by email at email@example.com. More information is on the MOCA.gov.jm website or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MOCAJamaica and follow MOCA on Twitter @MOCAJamaica.