JM: Computer technician in billion-dollar tax theft returns to court today
The Jamaica Observer reports:
Christopher Moore, the former Tax Administration Jamaica employee, who reportedly caused the Government to lose in excess of $1 billion in tax revenues, will again appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court today.
Allegations are that, between October and December 2013, Moore gained access to the main taxing system for the Government from his home then manipulated the taxpayers’ revenue, causing the State to lose in excess of $1 billion.
Moore, 37, was employed at the East Street branch of the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) as a computer technician when he reportedly committed the act.
Read more on Jamaica Observer. In looking into this case, I learned that four other people have been interdicted, but have not found any clear statements as to Moore’s motivation. Was he allegedly hired by others to change their reported revenues for tax purposes or what? Anyone know?