A Canouan man has been brought up on some 100 counts of fraud, related to the alleged unauthorised withdrawal of some EC$45,000 from people’s credit union accounts.
Victor Mitchell, 36, was not required to plead to the indictable charges, the most recent being four counts read to him at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on Thursday.
The charges range from alleged withdrawals made between July and November 2017.
He is charged that on each count he used a false instrument, to wit, one Kingstown Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. (KCCU) withdrawal slip in the respective sums and in the names of various persons with the intention of inducing the KCCU to accept it as genuine and by reason of so accepting it to do some act to their own prejudice.
The charges are laid contrary to Section 243 of the Criminal Code.
Mitchell was not required to plead to the indictable charges.
Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche did not object to Mitchell’s bail on Thursday, telling the court that the investigations were at a stage where they were being wrapped up.
Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias granted him EC$50,000 bail with one surety.
She ordered Mitchell to surrender his travel documents and report to the Canouan police station on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Stop notices have also been placed at ports of entry and exit, barring the man from leaving the country.
A preliminary inquiry is slated for March 27, 2018.