Two Goodwill men charged with fraud and forgery are now on remand at the Stockfarm Prison .
Kendel Rodney and Kiron Gregoire appeared before magistrate Ossie Lewis Friday morning accused of maliciously offering a fraud cheque to Texaco gas station at Portsmouth on June 10th and forging a cheque to the said gas station in the amount of $450.00.
According to the police the cheque came from a chequebook which was allegedly stolen from the Goodwill Secondary School.
The men were not allowed to plead and the matter was adjourned to 22nd October, 2012.
The prosecution objected to bail for Kendel Rodney stating that the cheque book had not yet been recovered and cheques were still coming into business places.
Bail was open to Gregoire, however, at a sum of $18,000 with a proper surety. Gregoire’s mother appeared in court attempting to stand as surety for her son. However she was not deemed as a fit and proper surety.
Meanwhile, Rosemary Toussaint has to forfeit $2000 to the court by September or face 4 months in prison for failing in her duties as surety for her son Leon Toussaint. Toussaint failed to appear in court on a day set for his trial and neither he nor his mother communicated a reason to the court for his absence.
Toussaint was brought to court Friday morning on a summons where she presented a medical paper to the court stating that her son was ill on the day in question. However, Magistrate Ossie Lewis told her that the court had to implement a serious penalty on her for her negligence. He added that sureties must realise the responsibility that they have.
Leon had been granted $10,000 bail. His mother will continue to stand as surety for him.
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