Barnes charged with fraud

courtAn unemployed man from Christ Church was today released on $7,500 bail after appearing in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court on fraud charges.

Lionel Dacosta Barnes, 41, of Brownes Gap in Rockley was not required to plead when he appeared before Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale charged with the November 9 offence of trying to obtain $3,698.75 from Cidel Bank and Trust Incorporated, using a forged First Caribbean International Bank (Barbados) Limited cheque made payable to Roger Best, knowing it to be forged.

On the other charge of uttering the forged cheque, Barnes, who was represented by attorney-at-law Angela Mitchell-Gittens, pleaded not guilty.

With no objections from the prosecutor, he was released on bail with one surety and ordered by Seale to report to the Oistins Police Station every Wednesday before 9 a.m., with valid identification.

He also has to seek permission from the court if he has plans to leave the country.

Barnes returns to court on March 3, 2017.

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