Police charge three men for impersonating public health officers

Police have charged three men for offences related to the impersonation of public health officers and related conspiracy charges.

The arrests are linked to an incident last month at Heroes Circle in Kingston.

Charged are 23-year-old Orain Harris, a content creator of May Pen, Clarendon, and Greenwood, St James; 23-year-old Ayden Smart, a content creator of Bushy Park Housing Scheme, Clarendon and Greenwood, St James and 32-year-old Kazrae Gray a television producer of Greenwood, St James.

Investigators say Harris, Smart and Gray were charged with breaching the Profession’s Supplementary to Medicine Act and Conspiracy at Common Law to Breaches of the Profession’s Supplementary to Medicine Act.

During the reopening of the Crab Circle in Heroes Circle, which was closed by the Health Ministry for unsanitary practices, the accused presented themselves as public health inspectors to the attendees.

Police say Harris, Smart and Gray who were dressed as public health inspectors, presented fraudulent identification cards.

A statement from the police say Gray addressed the audience, falsely representing himself as a health inspector.

The actions of the accused were recorded and uploaded on social media which led to their arrest and charge.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force says it takes such acts of impersonation and the breach of public trust very seriously.

Their court dates are being finalized.


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