Five detained in Deeds Registry fraud probe
Five persons were arrested on Friday last in connection with a massive fraud that was uncovered by the Auditor General at the Deeds Registry.
This newspaper has been reliably informed that the ongoing investigation has uncovered unaccounted money in the vicinity of a million dollars.
The preliminary report of the Auditor General that implicated the clerks was handed over to the police and that led to the arrests.
When asked for a comment, Auditor General Deodat Sharma declined, stating that the investigation was ongoing.
He however requested that lawyers’ clerks who recently conducted business with the Deeds Registry present their receipts to the audit office to help facilitate the investigation.
This newspaper understands that the recent fire at the building that houses the Deeds Registry is minimally impacting on the investigation.