Preliminary charges have been laid against the security officer at the centre of a fraud investigation following a fire at a bank in Port Antonio, Portland.

He has been identified as 31-year-old Calvin Hill, of Pleasant Hill in the parish.

Hill is to face the Portland Parish Court on Tuesday, May 10, to answer to charges of Arson, Counting House Breaking and Creating Public Mischief.

Meanwhile, he remains under investigation for fraud, as information gleaned so far in the probe suggests that during the period of his employment, Hill used his position to steal an undetermined sum of cash from the bank.