The four individuals, including an employee of the National Commercial Bank (NCB) accused of stealing over a million dollars from the credit card account of Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson, are to return to court on June 26.
Forty-four-year-old businessman Earl Hobbins, Annessa Curry along with bank employee, Conray Hanson, and call centre employee, Giovanni Gillings, appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday, May 1.
They were slapped with charges of fraud and illegal possession of identity information.
Hobbins, Hanson and Gillings had their bail extended until June, but there was no such luck for Curry as she was remanded after it was revealed in court that she had a previous fraud conviction.
The suspects were held following an investigation by detectives assigned to the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Branch (CTOC) in February after it was discovered that members of a criminal network had cloned the commissioner’s credit card. They later removed $1.3 million dollars from the card while he was the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister.
Anderson became Police Commissioner on March 19.
Meanwhile, police investigators believe that the suspects arrested are involved in a wider network of fraudsters who have been cloning the debit and credit cards of several Jamaicans.
Further investigations are ongoing in order to apprehend other persons involved in these fraudulent acts.