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Hair braider gets tangled up in fraud

COURT TODAY BLOCKA 26-year-old St Michael hair braider confessed to 10 fraud charges when she appeared before Magistrate Alliston Seale in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Salyra Eugene James, of Skeetes Road, Jackman’s, presented and obtained goods with three different forged cheques between June 23 and 28, 2011.

Sergeant Janice Ifill told the court that James forged cheques which were in the amounts of $1, 290, $495. 96 and $572. 24. They were presented to TriMart Incorporated, Cave Shepherd and JB’s Super Centre.

The woman also committed other offences relating to having false identification cards. One bore the name Deanne Odle. The second matter involved using a fraudulent identification card when James told the Electoral and Boundaries Commission that she was Shonelle Miller, for the purposes of being registered as an elector.

James apologized to the court for her actions. She said she had found a chequebook.

She continues on $10 000 bail until July 7. Her presentencing report should be handed over on that day.

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