Fraud charges for Bajan and Trini
A Barbadian who allegedly got almost $85,000 in cash and goods by using forged Government cheques and a Trinidadian who police allege left two hotels without paying his bills, tried to get out of the island without paying his car rental bill, and took money from people promising to get them jobs in the United Kingdom will appear in court today on fraud charges.
Kerry Omar Gibbons, 25, who is recorded as having no fixed place of abode, is charged with 19 counts of uttering forged Government of Barbados Payable Orders, five counts of obtaining money by deception, six counts of theft and three counts of money laundering.
It is alleged that in June 2013, he allegedly presented a fraudulent payable order to a supermarket and obtained goods and money to the value of $1,300.
The following month, it is further alleged, Gibbons deposited another 18 fraudulent orders to two banking institutions and received cash totaling $82,950.
In a separate case, Trinidadian national Joseph Steve Williams, 27, was arrested by members of the Fraud Squad for three counts of theft and three counts of evading liability.
Lawmen allege that he arrived in Barbados from his homeland on March 23 this year and between that date and April 11, he stayed at two hotels and left them without paying his bills.
While on the island, Williams also allegedly took $6,800 from three men after promising to get jobs for them in the UK.
It is also alleged that a day after arriving he also rented a motorcar from a car rental company and tried to leave the island without paying that bill. Williams was arrested at the airport.
The total value of his offences is $14,813.