Thursday 9 July, 2020

'Bailer man’ remanded until April on multiple fraud charges

Forty-nine-year-old James Bailey of Marcus Garvey Drive, Greenwich Farm, St Andrew, pleaded guilty to several offences when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday, February 8.

Bailey, who was charged with three counts of uttering forged documents, forgery and attempting to pervert the course of justice, pleaded guilty to all the offences in the court.

Reports are that sometime in 2017, Bailey, who is referred to as a ‘professional bailer man’, stole the identity of another man and used forged documents to bail a murder accused at the Supreme Court in the sum of $300,000.

It was later discovered that the documents that were presented to bail the man had been falsified.

The matter was reported to the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC), which launched an investigation, and Bailey arrested and charged in October 2017.

He was remanded in custody, pending sentencing that is scheduled for April 26, 2018.

A social enquiry report and his criminal records were requested by the court.

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