Today Monday, March 8, 2021, MOCA detectives arrested and charged the former Chairman of Petrojam, Dr. Perceval Bahado-Singh with twelve (12) counts of Obtaining Money by Means of False Pretense.
Allegations are, between December 2016 and May 2018, Dr. Bahado-Singh, fraudulently claimed several reimbursements and was paid monies by Petrojam for overseas business trips that he did not attend. The false claims over the period amounted to Seventy-three Thousand Six Hundred and Twenty United States Dollars. (US$73,620.00)
MOCA conducted a thorough multijurisdictional investigation into these allegations, prepared and submitted a file to the Director of Public Prosecution, who ruled that criminal charges be filed.
Dr. Bahado-Singh was interviewed in the presence of his attorney and subsequently arrested and charged by MOCA detectives. He was later offered bail, to appear in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court Wednesday March 17, 2021.
Investigation continues in this matter with a view to conduct other interviews shortly.
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