Landscaper caught holding fake notes

COURT TODAY BLOCKAfter hearing a bail application by the attorney for a man accused of having two forged $50 notes, Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant denied him bail.

John Nathaniel Bancroft, of Odessa McClean Road, My Lord’s Hill, St Michael, reappeared before the District ‘A” Magistrates Court today on the October 31 charge.

Attorney-at-law Sally Comissiong urged the court to grant the self-employed landscaper bail. She submitted that the charge before the court is one where Bancroft has been “suspected” of committing the offence.

She added that although he is known to the court, his history shows that when on bail he turns up for his matters. She pointed out that the accused is therefore not a flight risk and conditions could be added to his bail “on terms that the court may deem fit”.

Comissiong also asked the court to “temper justice with mercy” and in the spirit of the season, to grant her client bail so that “he can spend Christmas with his children”.

Though the charge the “family man” is facing is serious, she said, “it is not as serious as others for which bail has been granted”.

However, in her denial of bail, Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant cited Bancroft’s antecedents, the nature and seriousness of the offence and the need for the society to be protected.

The accused was remanded to HMP Dodds and returns to court on December 21.

3 Responses to Landscaper caught holding fake notes

  1. Donild Trimp December 2, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Bail for MURDER but no bail for having 2 fake $50 bills.


  2. Hackney Lahsram December 2, 2015 at 11:49 am

    the problem i have with these comments is the fact that he has violated the law. “He has broken the law”. Irrespective of what another Judge/Magistrate does he is within the law as he sees fit to dispense. The problem with us that we are always finding excuse and so these petty criminals graduate to more serious crime. We are always finding excuses for youngsters and therefore as one can see the nonsense that we are currently experiencing with school children destroying school property, fighting at school, on transportation, disrespect at school and in the home. Stop cuddling these youth and get strict within the law.

  3. jrsmith December 2, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Crime is a criminal act , but certain people in Barbados gets away with they criminals action , because they are protected, this gentleman ,not new to the justice system , must stop committing crime and think of the effect its having on his kids.


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