Anderson Leon Browne will have to spend just over four more years in prison for dishonestly obtaining over half million dollars using forged cheques.
The 68-year-old Browne, of Seaview Road, Ruby Park, St Philip, was convicted last year on 22 counts of bank fraud and one count of money laundering dating back 11 years.
When he reappeared before Madame Justice Wanda Blair in the No. 5A Supreme Court today, Browne, who has several aliases including Fabian Kellman, Shortman and Andy was given a starting sentence of eight years.
The sentence was then adjusted downwards by one year, leaving Browne to serve a further 2555 days.
Justice Blair also took into consideration the 862 days which he had spent on remand at Dodds, leaving him to serve a remaining 1693 days of the sentence.
The 22 counts related to bank fraud, occurred between June 7 and 16, 2011. He was convicted of uttering forged bills of exchange to Barbados National Bank Inc. purporting that the bills were Government of Barbados orders and knowing them to be forged. He obtained the money.
On June 16 Browne made an order in the sum of $65 000 to Codrington Agency; $63 200 to Graphic Designs; and $66 100 to AEC Communications.
The previous day – June 15 – a forged bill for $82 000 to Central Printing was issued as well as $70 000 to Western Landscaping.
On June 7, two amounts were forged and made payable to Stephen Walcott in the sums of $27 850 and $29 500 as well as $26 900 to Kennedy Ryan.
The sum of $79 856 was made out and obtained for Food Suppliers Ltd on June 9, as well as $58 000 to South Coast Consulting and $65 000 to DB Cleaning Services.
Browne was also convicted of engaging in money laundering in the disposal of $633 415 in stolen money being the proceeds of crime.
He was represented by attorney-at-law Hilary Nelson, while Principal State Counsel Krystal Delaney and State Counsel Danielle Mottley were the prosecutors.