Man charged with credit card fraud 

A man who allegedly used a forged credit card to purchase items from a distribution centre in Kingston was on Monday remanded when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.

Thirty-year-old Prince Davis is charged with forgery, conspiracy to defraud and attempting to obtain goods by forged documents.

It is alleged that on July 17 Davis visited Sampars and purchased items valued at $6,000. It was later discovered that the credit card he used to pay for the items was forged.

Davis was asked to revisit the store the following day by a Sampars representative who told him that they needed to verify the credit card, which he did. He was subsequently arrested and charged.

The prosecution told the court that the said forged credit card had allegedly been used to conduct 16 transactions, totalling $288,000.

The card, which was in Davis’ name, was originally issued to an attorney, the court heard. The police have since secured a statement from the original owner.

On Monday, attorney Jonathan Williams, during an unsuccessful bail application, denied the allegations and told the court that his client had no previous conviction.

Senior Parish Judge Judith Pusey, who advised Williams to have a mature discussion with his client, refused the bail application.

An August 17 date was subsequently set for Williams to reapply for bail.

— Racquel Porter

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