Don’t come back!


courtFour of the five Colombians who recently admitted to their involvement in a credit card scam in Barbados have been deported.

The other remains behind bars at HMP Dodds.

John Edward Riano Rodriguez, 34; Sergio Alejandro Infante Pena, 23; Juan Carlos Alvarez Riano, 30; and Valentina Cardona Lopez, 23, have been told not to come back to Barbados.

They were ordered out of the island today when they made their second appearance before Acting Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch in the District ‘C’ Magistrates Court.

After hearing submissions from their attorney Mohia Ma’at, the magistrate imposed a $2 000 fine on Lopez and ordered Pena, Rodriguez and Riano to pay $3 500 each.

The three were subsequently placed in the custody of Immigration officials.

However, the fourth accused, Jorge Luis Cruz Rodriguez, remains on remand accused of indictable offences, including money laundering and forgery.

He is expected to appear before the High Court to answer those charges.

4 Responses to Don’t come back!

  1. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner October 29, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Simple Barbados will continue to be destination for foreign criminals because it depends on tourism and immigration officers gine be very reluctant to turn back foreigners from outside Caricom area and on top of that the lil rock aint got the expertise that big first world countries have when it comes to vetting would be visitors.

  2. Glenda Martin
    Glenda Martin October 29, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Pretty cheap get out of jail. Barbados should be making more off these criminals. I’m sure they will pay up to get out of the country.

    • Diana Cummins
      Diana Cummins October 29, 2016 at 10:28 am

      With you on this one..looking at this petty sentence, I don’t think it would deter anyone planning something similar,.

  3. BoboTheClown October 29, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Why is Barbados the Island of choice for all these Scammers? Well our currency is one of the highest in the West Indies and our Court System is so senile that crooks come from as far a Bulgaria to take advantage of our monetary Institutions. If i can come to Barbados and somehow get away with Robbing Bank Machines(ATMS) ,Banks , Stores and every other business in town only to be fined a bare token of what i am capable of stealing with little more than a slap on the hand and ultimately deported ,then maybe it is well worth it. If not caught, the risk is worth the reward. We seem to be becoming the dog that has no bite .


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *