However, he assured Springer that if he could find someone to stand as surety for him, he would likely consider granting him bail when he returns to court next month.
Springer, 54, of Chapman Village, St Thomas has been on remand for some time. He is charged with four counts of fraud, allegedly committed in April 2014, and involving large sums of money, including $100,000 in one case.
If not personal bail, Springer asked the court to then consider an “acquittal” since “the prosecution is unable to proceed any further.”
Magistrate Frederick responded by explaining that the case “was not ripe for dismissal” at this stage. He asked the prosecution to make every effort to get the file ready since he cannot “keep (Springer) in prison all the time.”
The matter was adjourned until November 24.