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Pay Back $522 By Friday Or Go To Jail, Fraudster Told

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN has until Friday to return $522 he stole from a woman’s Scotia Bank account.

Chad Anderson was told by Deputy Chief Magistrate Constance Delancy that if he did not return the stolen funds, then he would serve three months at the Department of Correctional Services.

The 22-year-old of Tropical Gardens appeared in Magistrate’s Court facing six counts of fraud by false pretences and a single charge of stealing.

It was alleged that between April 7 and April 20, he stole $522.10 from the Scotia Bank account of Raquel Curry.

It was further alleged that he obtained that amount in goods from Overstock.com, X-Press IT (Bahamas), Aliexpress.com (London) and Microsoft.bill.ms.netus during that period in six transactions.

Anderson pleaded guilty to the charges.

The theft occurred after the accused had managed to obtain Curry’s account information from swiping her bank card for a purchase transaction at a store.

Anderson was convicted of the charges and ordered to make restitution to the victim of his crimes.

Failure to pay would result in a month imprisonment on each fraud charge and three months on the theft charge. The sentences would run concurrently.

Anderson was also ordered to do 150 hours of community service.

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