JAMAICA | JCF suspends policewoman arrested in Florida

JAMAICA | JCF suspends policewoman arrested in Florida

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The High Command of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has confirmed that a member of the organisation has been suspended with immediate effect following her arrest on criminal charges in the United States of America on Friday, February 4.

The cop  identified as 42-year-old constable Shelian Allen, was arrested by members of the Homeland Security Investigation team shortly after arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the USA. She has been charged with wire fraud, mail fraud and drug trafficking.

Constable Shelian Allen Constable Shelian Allen Online reports say local and federal agencies, including Homeland Security and the US Postal Inspection Service, which have been conducting investigations, believe Constable Allen is the head of a lottery scamming organisation.

The authorities believe the organisation has several bases operating in the US and Jamaica.

 “A review of numerous accounts tied to this organisation revealed a loss amount in excess of $1.69 million from 17 victims across the country,” the news report said, citing US court documents.

The news report said US authorities went to Jamaica and interviewed Allen, who is a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. A phone, believed to be hers, was inspected and evidence of lottery scamming was found.

The JCF said it will continue to collaborate with its international counterparts in this matter.

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