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St Joseph Businessman on Bail for Allegedly Paying for Laptops with Fraudulent Cheque

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A St Joseph man is granted bail for allegedly purchasing a laptops with a fraudulent cheque.

Joseph Cain, 43, a businessman, of Piccadilly Street, was granted bail in the sum of $75,000 when he appeared before a Justice of the Peace on Monday, charged with obtaining laptops valued at $65,400 by false pretenses.

He appeared before JP Stephen Young at the Besson Street Police Station on Monday.

Joseph Cain

 

He was granted bail and the matter adjourned to December 17.

Police said that on October 22, alleged victim sold a quantity of laptops valued at $65,400 to a customer who paid with a cheque.

The cheque was accepted as a good order of payment and the customer left with the items.

On October 23, the victim was informed by his bank that the cheque was fraudulent and a report was made to the Fraud Squad.

An investigation was launched into the matter, which led officers to a business place at 2nd Caledonia, Morvant, where a search was conducted.

The search resulted in 23 laptops of varying brands being found and subsequently positively identified by the victim as the items sold in the transaction.

The suspect, who was on the premises at the time of the search, was arrested in connection with the find.

Cain was charged by PC Lutchman of the Fraud Squad on Monday.

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