Charges Against JCF Officer Dropped

Charges of Obtaining Money by False Pretenses and Fraudulent Conversion were this morning dropped against Deputy Superintendent of Police Denise McKain when the matter was heard in the St. Mary Parish Court (Port Maria). The matter which had been before the court since 2015, was dismissed after the Prosecution offered No Evidence against her.

DSP McKain was arrested and charged by MOCA in August 2015, following a ruling which was received from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions which stated that she should be charged after allegations had been made that during the period 2009 to 2012; she used an unregistered organization to fraudulently solicit and obtain money from farmers of the Three Hills Farm District. Following checks made by members of the district, the activities being conducted by DSP McKain were uncovered. Subsequently a report was made to the then Anti-Corruption Branch, where a file was prepared and submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

Senior Superintendent of Police Dean Taylor, Director of Investigations for MOCA in commenting on the matter states, “It is very unfortunate that the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions has decided to discontinue with this case. However, it is in their purview to discontinue any prosecution and therefore we have to abide by this directive; just as we were guided by the Office of the DPP prior to the charges being laid. MOCA and our partners are committed to arresting and charging persons who use their public office to carry out corrupt activities.”

MOCA wishes to remind members of the public who may have any information that could assist in any other investigation to call MOCA at 754-3435 or 906-5099 or 851-0113 or 1-800-CORRUPT or by email at moca@jcf.gov.jm 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.