By PAVEL BAILEY
Tribune Court Reporter
A MAN was granted $7,000 bail yesterday for alleged fraudulent distribution of Crown Land acquisition letters to two churches for five acres of land.
Glenroy Bain, 48, stood before Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans on nine fraud charges. These include three counts each for possession of false documents, uttering a false document and fraud by false pretences.
Sometime between June and July 2021, Bain was allegedly found in possession of and uttered three false documents, all three of which were fake Ministry of Finance acquisition of Crown Land letters which he knew were not genuine.
Two of these letters dated June 14 and 22, 2021, were granted to Pastor Ellis Livingston Peet Jr c/o of Spirit of Life Ministries and Rickeno Raymond Moncur c/o of Word of Life Kingdom Ministries respectively. Both of these letters were written to reportedly grant each church use of five acres of Crown Land.
The third letter of acquisition granted land to Stephanie Jewel Allen-Rolle and Antwaun Azan Rolle.
Bain is further accused of defrauding Stephanie Rolle of two payments of $450 from Spirit of Life Ministries in June of that year. A third $450 payment from Life Kingdom Ministries was also obtained from Mrs Rolle during that time.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Bail was granted at the sum of $7,000 with two sureties. He is expected to sign in at South Beach Police Station every Sunday by 7pm. He was also warned not to interfere with any witnesses in this matter.
The trial was adjourned to October 7.