Saturday 7 December, 2019

Bank security guard on fraud charge granted bail

Kemar Carty, a security guard at a major local bank, who was charged for possession of identity information contrary to the Fraudulent Transaction Act 2013, has been granted bail in court.

It is alleged that his co-accuse, Adrian White, contacted Carty about the personal information of two of the bank’s credit card holders who each had a credit limit of $700,000.00.

It is further alleged that the card information of the customers was sent by White via cell phone to Carty, with a request to get further information on the customers.

The bank’s fraud prevention unit was contacted, along with the police, who subsequently arrested and charged both men.

Carty was offered bail in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday following an application by his attorney, Able-Don Foote, who argued that his client, a security guard, had no sinister intent, which is why he escorted White and introduced him to a representative inside the bank who deals directly with personal information of customers.

Foote further argued that the only reason Carty was charged was because he had the forwarded images of the cards on his phone.

“Mr Carty had absolutely no control over the actions of another (person) in terms of them sending unsolicited information to him,” the attorney stated in court.

Carty was granted bail in the sum of $150,000, with one or two sureties.

He is to report to the police every Wednesday.

The case is set to be next mentioned in court on January 7, 2020.

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