Carib Cement case back in court, Jamaica

Carib Cement case back in court, Jamaica
Published: 30 March 2010

Two people accused of stealing more than J$15m (US$168,000) from Caribbean Cement Company are scheduled to return to court on Tuesday.

Cameshie Bentley, who was an accounting clerk at the company and George Beckford are jointly charged.

It is alleged that from June 5, 2008 to August 11, 2009, several cheques were prepared on the company’s account and made payable to Mr Beckford and his common law wife Marlene Brown.

Mr Beckford reportedly received J$8.5m and Ms Brown J$6.7m.

Ms Bentley and Mr. Beckford were later taken into custody by members of the Organised Crime Division and charged.

However, Ms Brown has reportedly gone into hiding and is now being sought by the police.

Source: Radio Jamaica