Ex-policeman Jason Harry, alleged to be linked to a major carjacking operation, was yesterday charged with receiving five stolen vehicles.
Harry, who was recently charged and remanded to prison over an armed robbery that was committed in 2015, was also faced with two joint charges alongside welders Nigel Chung and Ricky Chung for allegedly forging chassis plate numbers on stolen vehicles.
The first charge read against Harry alleged that between December 8th, 2017, and February 10th, 2018, at Georgetown, he received a Toyota Fielder Wagon, HC 6999, valued, $2,000,000 and belonging to Elizabeth Martin, knowing same to have been feloniously obtained or unlawfully attained.
Particulars of the second charge stated that between December 15th, 2017 and February 10th, 2018, Harry received Delon Sketley’s Toyota Spacio, PVV 9742, valued $2,500,000.
It was also alleged that between August 17th, 2017 and February 9th, 2018, he received a Toyota Allion, PNN 1871, valued $1,700,000.
It was further alleged that Harry, between August 17th, 2017, and February 10th, 2018, received a Toyota Spacio, PMM 7517, valued $2,900,000.
The final charge stated that between December 12th, 2017 and February 10th, 2018, Harry received Trischelle Powers’ Toyota Allion, PVV 6791, valued $2,300,000.
Harry pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
Police prosecutor Arvin Moore objected to bail being granted based on the seriousness of the offences and the penalty attached if Harry is found guilty. He then stated that investigations are still ongoing and that a number of vehicles that were recovered after recent police raids are still unidentified. He further stated that if Harry is placed on bail, he may tamper with witnesses.
Despite the objections, Magistrate Judy Latchman granted Harry $200,000 bail on each charge.
Harry was also faced with two other charges with father and son Nigel and Ricky Chung.
Nigel, 43, and Ricky, 23, were on Monday charged with two counts of forging chassis plate numbers on two stolen vehicles. Those charges were withdrawn and they were yesterday charged again, but jointly with Harry.
They were charged with fraudulently using chassis plate number 1213151388 on a registered Toyota Spacio car, between August 17th, 2017 and February, 13th, 2018, knowing same to be false.
It was further alleged that between December 9th, 2017 and February 10th, 2018, they fraudulently used chassis plate number NZT2400011209 on a registered Toyota Allion car, knowing same to be false.
All three men pleaded not guilty to the two charges.
Attorney Dexter Todd, who represented all three of the men, asked that bail be granted in a reasonable sum.
Magistrate Latchman granted each man $200,000 bail on each of two charges. The magistrate also adjourned all the matters until April 12th, when they will be heard by the Chief Magistrate.
The charges against the trio follow recent police operations in which several stolen vehicles and a large of quantity of parts were recovered.