Four charged with fraud

Four charged with fraud

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Two males and two females appeared in the magistrate court on Monday, to answer to a number of financial crime charges.

Antonio Coleby, 38, of Seabreeze Lane was charged with six counts of possession of a forged document.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector Philip Davis, on May 27th, Coleby was allegedly found in possession of fake visa credit cards from Scotiabank, CIBC First Caribbean Bank, and the Gamer’s Reef, under various aliases such as Desmond Smith, Linwood Saunders, Dario Curry, and Dwaynisha Shepherd.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to all charges and was denied bail. He was remanded to The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until July 12thfor trial.

Reynaldo Thompson, 25, of Flamingo Gardens was charged with four counts of possession of a forged document.

According to Inspector Davis, on May 27th, Thompson was allegedly found in possession of fraudulent credit cards from international financial institutions such as HSBC France, Ing-Diba German Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, and The National West Minister Bank in The United Kingdom.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to all charges and was denied bail. He was remanded to The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until July 2ndfor trial.

Two females who were on bail also appeared before Magistrate McKinney for allegedly committing fraud.

Anishka Bonaby, 25, of West Street and Stevette Meadows of Third Street the Grove were each charged with one count of committing fraud by false pretenses and one count of possession of a forged document.

The prosecutor alleged that on April 27th, with the intent to defraud, the defendants obtained $478.00 in goods and cash from Balfour Consumer Meat Mart with a fraudulent check from Bahamas First made payable to Bonaby.

Both females pleaded guilty to both charges and have been ordered to reimburse the local grocery store or spend three months in prison.

Magistrate McKinney also ordered the duo to perform 80 hours of community service by July 12.

Given an opportunity to explain herself, Meadows expressed that she was ‘swung’ into this scheme by her ex-boyfriend, who is also the brother of Bonaby. They have been remanded to The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until the funds are paid back.

They are expected back in court on July 2, 2019.