Listen RJR 94FM Live

JN ex-employee repaids stolen money

05:08pm | Thu, March 29, 2012

Former Jamaica National employee, Jason Jackson, who pleaded guilty to stealing nearly five million dollars from the institution, Thursday repaid a cheque for one-point-three million dollars to the bank.  Jackson handed over the cheque when he appeared at his sentencing hearing before the Corporate Area Criminal Court this morning.

     Mr Jackson was given time by the magistrate to return to court on Monday with another cheque for 700-thousand dollars.  His attorneys are hoping to cushion his sentence by making restitution to Jamaica National.  Jackson was charged two years ago after Jamaica National uncovered a scam involving its Automated Teller Machines, ATMs.

     Investigators reported that between May 2008 and June 2009, Jackson, who was responsible for reconciling JN's ATMs, manipulated the system and diverted millions of  dollars to his private account.  Jamaica National uncovered the scam in 2009, and called in the police.  Jackson was subsequently arrested and charged.