St Michael man admits to defaulting on payment

COURT TODAY BLOCKGary Anthony Jordan of Clarkes Land, Paradise Road, St Michael admitted in court yesterday that he intentionally tried to default on a payment either in part or wholly, by inducing Anne Powers to wait for payment of $5,000 by falsely representing that the cheque he gave her would have been honoured.

The 39-year-old electrical and refrigeration technician went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court which heard that Jordan borrowed some money from the complainant to buy some items. He told her that he was in the process of obtaining a loan and would repay her in a week’s time.

Based on that conversation, Powers wrote him a cheque for a loan of $7,000. The repayment never materialized within the week as promised and several attempts by Powers to collect her money proved futile since Jordan continually gave her the run-around.

In July, Jordan promised to give her $1,000 as part payment on the loan. He went to her home and handed over a cheque for $500 which Powers later deposited into her account. The bank however returned that cheque after it was discovered that the account it should have been drawn from was closed.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant granted Jordan $8,000 bail and adjourned the case until November 13.

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