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Woman Accused Of Defrauding Bank Of More Than $70,000

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A WOMAN appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of defrauding a bank of more than $70,000 over a six-month period.

Crystal Williamson, 22, of Podoleo Street appeared before Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis facing seven counts of fraud by false pretences alleged to have occurred between November 18, 2013 and May 9 of this year.

The complainant in this matter is First Caribbean International Bank located at the Harbour Bay Shopping Plaza on East Bay Street.

It is first claimed that Williamson, on November 18, 2013, obtained $4,200 in cash and then $1,650 in cash on December 31, 2013.

She is further alleged to have obtained $12,700 from the bank between January 13 and 31 of this year and then another $9,250 between February 14 and 27.

The bank further claims that Williamson defrauded them of $29,780 in March 27 and then another $10,150 between April 1 and 17.

Another $5,650 was allegedly obtained through false pretences by the accused on May 9.

After the seven charges and particulars were read to Williamson, she was then charged with 21-year-old Deandra Miller of Stew Fish Drive of fraud by false pretences.

The alleged crime occurred on June 18 when the bank was defrauded of $4,700 cash.

Police Prosecutor ASP Ercell Dorsett did not object to bail for either accused who are scheduled to stand trial on September 29.

Magistrate Rolle-Davis granted Miller $6,000 bail with one suretor while Williamson received bail in the amount of $25,000 requiring two suretors.

The magistrate told the pair they would be released from custody if and when their bonds were signed.

Williamson is represented by Tai Pinder and Miller by Candice Hepburn.

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