Lawyer charged | Judge’s signature forged regarding St Mary property

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said 39-year-old attorney-at-law Jerome Dixon was arrested and charged today (July 19) for breaches of the Forgery Act.

He has been charged with Forgery, Uttering Forged Documents, and Demanding Property with Forged Documents.

The JCF alleged: “On March 23, 2018, Dixon lodged an Instrument of Transfer document and a Court Order with the National Land Agency with information giving directives for a property in Harmony Hall, St Mary, owned by the complainants, to be transferred to one of his clients.

“Investigations subsequently revealed that the Instrument of Transfer document purportedly signed by a Registrar at the Supreme Court was forged. The Court Order purportedly signed by a judge at the Supreme Court was forged, and another document signed by a Justice of the Peace for the parish of Kingston was also forged,” the JCF further claimed.

It stated that the Instrument of Transfer document was lodged at the Commissioner of Taxes Office, where Dixon’s client paid $1,400,000 of transfer taxes for the property.

“A report was made to the Fraud Squad, following which investigations led to the arrest and charge of Jerome Dixon. He was offered bail in the sum of $400,000. A court date will be announced soon,” the JCF said.

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