Man believed to be key suspect in Heart NSTA fraud nabbed at NMIA

A man described as a key suspect, in the multi million dollar fraud, at Heart NSTA, was arrested at the airport Norman Manley Airport in Kingston on Tuesday, as he attempted to flee the country.

36-year-old Ricardo Golden has since been charged with receiving stolen property, conspiracy to defraud, and money laundering.

A statement from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Agency (MOCA), said agents arrested and charged golden, in relation to an alleged $8 million fraud case, at the Heart Trust NSTA, as he attempted to board a flight, at the Norman Manley International Airport.

Golden was picked up by MOCA agents, after he failed to report to the agency for questioning, as instructed.

He is scheduled to appear in court, later this week.

Director of Communications at MOCA, Major Basil Jarrett, said golden is the fifth person to be charged, in connection with an investigation, that has been ongoing since 2018.

The other persons charged to date are, Anna-kay Phinn-Tyrell and her husband Michael Tyrell, former employees at the heart trust, as well as Tasha Bucknor and Shamar Bell, all of whom are presently before the courts.

All five are alleged to have been part of a conspiracy, to fraudulently move money from the Heart Trust NSTA, to the accounts of persons, who were neither employees, nor contracted workers of the entity.


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