Man charged for fake CXCs

December 23, 2021

A fingerprint order was ordered for a Kingston man who has been charged with forgery when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.

Martell Kerr, 27, has been charged with forgery and uttering forged documents. He has pleaded guilty to the latter charge.

The prosecution alleges that Kerr sat and passed one subject at the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) level but falsified a document indicating that he sat and passed six subjects.

When the matter was mentioned before Parish Judge Jacqueline Wilcott, Kerr explained to the court that he obtained the certificate from the Caribbean Examination Council's (CXC) office in Kingston.

"When I left high school in 2011, I basically misplaced my CXC grades. I went up by my high school and they said they cannot access it. They cannot give me a record of it and I should go up to the CXC headquarters. That is what I did and I got it," Kerr explained.

The judge asked if he had a receipt to prove that he went to the examination body to receive his grades, however, Kerr said that he misplaced it.

"So you're saying that the certificate that they are saying is fraudulent, is not fraudulent because you asked for a copy of your records from the CXC office?" the judge asked.

To which Kerr replied, "Yes, Your Honour."

Wilcott further quizzed Kerr on how many subjects he sat in CSEC but said that he did not remember. He is expected to return to court February 10, 2022.

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