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Fake Overseas Employment Agency Busted In Jamaica

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#FRUAD! (I’ve always wanted to do that)

A 33-year-old man living in Jamaica has been charged with 10 counts of fraud after allegedly conning students out of US$15,000, claiming he was acquiring jobs for them abroad.

The accused, Andre Bowen, is expected to answer the charges of obtaining money by false pretense, as well as fraudulent conversion.

It’s alleged that while employed by a legitimate agency that handled recruiting students for work and travel programmes in the United States, he posed as an agent of an unregistered agency and bamboozled students of their money.

Bowen used claims that the monies he was collecting were the required fees for him to secure jobs for them overseas.

A report was made to the Fraud Squad of the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigations Branch when the students discovered that no jobs awaited them. Bowen was subsequently charged.