No bail for man accused of having counterfeit cash

A 42-year-old man who is charged with possession of counterfeit money – his fifth such charge in as many years – will remain on remand at HMP Dodds.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick ruled that John Nathaniel Bancroft, of Odessa McClean Drive, St Michael who had been on remand since March 14, be kept at the St Philip penal institution and make another appearance in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on July 5.

Bancroft is charged with having, without lawful authority or excuse, two forged US$50 bank notes, purporting them to be genuine notes issued by the Federal Reserve of New York, knowing them to be forged.

The accused, who is not required to plead to the indictable charge, made another application for bail in the Bridgetown court this week.

“Four months that I am on remand, Sir, for this case. From the first day you told the prosecution that this case is priority . . . but still no progress, Sir,” Bancroft complained.

However, the prosecutor said the Crown was trying to get Brancroft’s pending matters dealt with.

“Trying to do the old matters is not going to help me, Sir,” the accused said, to which the magistrate replied that the system did not operate in that way.

“I would like you to grant me bail so I can deal with my matter, Sir,” the accused said.

But Magistrate Frederick told the man that his wish could not be granted at this time.

11 Responses to No bail for man accused of having counterfeit cash

  1. Ann Szebenyi
    Ann Szebenyi June 10, 2017 at 12:44 am

    Do the crime, do the time…

  2. smiley June 10, 2017 at 1:38 am

    You got to be kidding GOOD Riddance

  3. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn June 10, 2017 at 6:28 am

    The system should teach him a lesson. You want bail to go and print more COUNTERFEIT money. That is what you CALL business.

  4. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn June 10, 2017 at 6:32 am

    You want easy money to CORRUP the place. I will keep you in jail for a very long time.

  5. Kim Bailey
    Kim Bailey June 10, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Hmmmm I know u would of get catch I hope them keep u there for good

  6. Menace II Babylon June 10, 2017 at 9:32 am

    @ Angus….

    You people make me laugh. Is this a good use of the taxpayers dollars you so often complain about. His remand has come in at over £20,000 Barbados dollars. It cost over $50,000 a year per prisoner…. May be more by now…. I understand the rational of him not committing more offences but he ain’t a killer, is he violent, can he interfere with witnesses when the crime is against the treasury, could he not be given bail with strict conditions, daily reporting at the nearest station, why won’t they introduce electronic curfews…. Costing us an arm and leg. You too punitive as a people, remand and sentences are for those worthy.

    Speakers of the house ah tief big money wanna quiet, lawyers ah bamboozle and bully females especially for more money and land, the syndicate of baloney, bjerkoff and sow getting all the contracts and poor man can’t see light of day or a sniff, pure dodgy dealings going on with both parties, cocaine a fly through uninterrupted but Tradewind kicking off poor man door for a tree…wanna quiet but heck he is a masked murderer. No bail…. Guess jail is free, freed food, free clothes, best don’t be sick as free medicine…. Come on man…….

    I understand he has previous but the man get hold with two dodgy 50 and lock him up and throw away the key, bunch of hypocrites. I ain’t taking up for the idiot but could of sworn the crown was broke….


  7. Observer June 10, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Babylon very impressive, don’t forget who the dog like he lick plus he is not a politician

  8. Greengiant June 10, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Five similar offences in five years. Remand, Remand, Remand, Remand, Remand.

  9. Donild Trimp June 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Bail with strict conditions would be useless in this matter given the fact that this individual committed similar offenses in the past.

    No guarantee that given bail he would not do the same thing over and over again. Then what? Bail to do it again?

    The Magistrate was right on this one.

  10. Roslinda June 10, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    I also think it is a waste of taxpayers money do us 50$. It’s not 50,000, not even 500. Please people, detain people that really need detaining.

  11. Belfast June 10, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Mek de man Guvner of Sinkler’s piggy Central Bank


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