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Police seek help in licence scam

Kitione Toroca
Sunday, April 22, 2012

THE Fiji Police Force is requesting the public to come forward with any information they may have on an alleged Public Service Vehicle licence scam.

In a statement, police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said an investigation was launched with Land Transport Authority following reports lodged by five complainants at the Lautoka Police Station.

Ms Naisoro said the five received a call from a person claiming to be an LTA officer stating their PSV application was approved and a sum of money was required to be deposited directly to the bank.

"Two separate bank accounts were given, and further enquiry revealed they belonged to two women in Suva," Ms Naisoro said.

The statement also revealed the sum initially deposited into the bank accounts had been withdrawn.

Ms Naisoro said the complainants were still awaiting word on their licence applications.

"We are still working on information exchanged between the suspect and the five complainants that could eventually lead to the identification of the caller.

"However, we are still requesting information from members of the public that could lead to identifying the caller who is a male.

"As for the owners of the bank accounts, we are gathering more information on that and are working closely with the banks on the issue."