Two alleged fraudsters where offered $10,000 bail each today but only one got to go home after the other was unable to find a surety.
Hubert Artis Larocque, 29, of Lower Burney, Mapp Hill, St Michael and Alexander Moses Raven, 29, of No 25 George Street, Belleville, St Michael are jointly charged with endeavouring to obtain $19,883.94 from RBC Royal Bank (Barbados) Limited via a cheque drawn on the account of Electric Sales and Service Ltd (ESSL) knowing it to be forged.
It is also alleged that Larocque intended to defraud when he gave Raven a forged bill of exchange purporting to be a RBC Royal Bank (Barbados) Limited cheque made payable to him in the sum of $19,883.94 and drawn on the ESSL account while Raven is accused of uttering the forged cheque.
The men were not required to plead to the indictable charges, which were allegedly committed on February 21, 2019. There were no objections to bail from the prosecutor Sergeant St Clair Phillips who asked that suitable sureties be produced to the court.
Raven was able to post bail and was given a July 24 date to return before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
However, by the end of the day’s sitting Larocque was still unable to make contact with a surety and had to be remanded until April 3.