Trio released on bail
Three people charged in connection with more than $100,000 in fraud were released on bail Friday by District ‘A’ Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.
However, the trio was ordered to re-appear in court on October 4.
Reynold Randolph Roach, 49, of #3B Lower Estate Heights St Michael; Cherry-Ann Karen Lashley, 43, of Melrose, St Thomas and Robert DaCosta Walker, 46, also of Melrose St Thomas are jointly accused of stealing $39,750 from Prophet Fresh Fruit and Variety between March 26, 2016 and April 19, 2016.
Lashley and Walker are also jointly charged with stealing $5,000 from the same business on April 20, 2016, while Roach is facing five other fraud-related charges dating back to 2011.
Court records show that between September 30, 2011 and June 17, 2015, Roach allegedly stole $18,000 belonging to Stephen Prescod. He is also charged with stealing $8,000 between September 23, 2013 and June 30, 2015, which were the proceeds of a Barbados National Bank cheque, made payable to himself, but which belonged to Henderson Gibbs.
Additionally, between September 19, 2014 and April 27, 2015, Roach allegedly stole $14,500, the proceeds of a CIBC draft, payable to him, but which belonged to a Vernon Stevenson. He also faces two other similar charges that involved well over $23,000 of Stevenson’s money.
Before releasing the trio on bail, the magistrate told them they had to adhere to a number of conditions, which included reporting to specified police stations twice weekly and surrendering their passports.