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Man fined $1,500 for ‘robbing the poor’

COURT TODAY BLOCKA St Philip man received $900 after soliciting funds in Bridgetown by using fraudulent donation sheets. Today, he was fined $1,500 by Magistrate Douglas Frederick and told that he “will now have to work for charity” as well.

Adrian McDonald Jamal Jones, 30, of Vineyard, pleaded guilty to the offence on Broad Street, The City on January 13.

The District ‘A’ Magistrates Court heard how police were on patrol on Broad Street when Jones approached them asking for a monetary donation.

The officers asked to see the donation sheets and they seemed fictitious to them, since they bore the name of an organization not known to them. When they questioned Jones about the forms and he could not prove their validity, he was arrested.

In his defence, Jones told the court that a woman gave him the forms and “asked for something out of it”.

Of the $900 he made, he gave her $150, he said. Jones then apologised for his actions.

“You robbing the poor . . . and a man should not be able to gain from his crime,” Magistrate Frederick said before imposing the $1,500 fine.

When Jones then asked for time to pay it, the magistrate retorted: “You made $900 out of this unlawful enterprise and ain’t got a cent?”

Jones was given one month in which to come up with $1,500 or face the alternative of a six-month jail term. He was also given six weeks in which to perform 240 hours of community service.

The first-time offender will next appear at court on February 29.

12 Responses to Man fined $1,500 for ‘robbing the poor’

  1. Thomas Stuto
    Thomas Stuto January 15, 2016 at 7:50 am

    : May this man repent lest he fall into the hands of an angry God. You can’t take advantage of God’s people and escape

  2. Bajanjan January 15, 2016 at 8:00 am

    The only charity I donate to on the street is the Salvation Army. There are a lot of fake charities out there. Wish the police would come into Speightstown too. I refused to give money to a woman and she told me about my mither, father and relatives I didn’t even know I had

  3. Lilpatrick Bourne
    Lilpatrick Bourne January 15, 2016 at 8:08 am

    He would got to be dumbbbbbbb

  4. Haroon Chothia
    Haroon Chothia January 15, 2016 at 8:25 am


  5. Tristan John
    Tristan John January 15, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Lol why he would approach POLICE with that?? He ain got nuh sense

  6. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond January 15, 2016 at 9:29 am

    It’s that easy to get people to give away their money? You just have to come with a sheet?

    • Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
      Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks January 15, 2016 at 11:08 am

      That’s what I said people so gullible he got a lot for that scheme, people must be more aware of what’s happening

    • Sonia Lynch
      Sonia Lynch January 15, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Yes bajans are very sympathetic and gullible especially when children are involved so much of these frauds are on to this scheme now .

  7. Margaret Lorde
    Margaret Lorde January 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Smh…if he was so ‘crafty’ to conceive this hair brained scheme, he could’ve use the same brain for a better purpose. Young people have no concept of right and wrong.

  8. Mhizz Joan Moore
    Mhizz Joan Moore January 15, 2016 at 10:07 am

    that woman, by cave shepherd,fa de amount of time she was beggin fa money for the disable the should got a mansion build by now fa dem

  9. Sonia Lynch
    Sonia Lynch January 15, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Plenty more on the streets …whenever they approach me I say .can u give me the bank account # Iet me contribute .most of them walk away or say it’s not set up yet

  10. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce January 15, 2016 at 4:16 pm



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