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A Ministry employed salary clerk and two teachers, from Manchester and Clarendon, are set to appear in court. The charges brought against them are for simple larceny and conspiracy to defraud. On May 28th they will appear in court to answer to these charges.
Fraud Squad Detectives Identified the Accused Trio Earlier This Week
Jermaine Saunders, Delroy Elliott and Ruel Young are the accused in this case. Jermaine Saunders is a salary clerk working for the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information in Kingston. Delroy Elliott is a teacher in Walderston, Manchester. Ruel Young is the other accused teacher in this case from Rock River, Clarendon. The trio was charged after the Fraud Squad detectives identified them as the foremost suspects in the case.
The Trio Failed to Return the Overpaid Money to the Ministry
As per the sources, the teachers, Elliot and Young, were overpaid by around $23 million from June 2017 to August 2018. The allegation against the salary clerk is that he had asked for a percentage from the overpaid money and both of them agreed to it in the form of the bank transfer and cash. The money has yet to be reimbursed to the Ministry. The three men turned themselves at the request of the Fraud Squad detectives between the 7th and 9th of May.
They were all offered bail to the tune of $400,000 and are now set to appear in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court. Teaching is generally viewed as a noble profession and fraudulent cases on teachers is sure to raise some eyebrows.