A Kingston electrician, who reportedly collected $521,000 from six individuals, claiming he might present them with safety guard jobs in the USA and jobs on the US Embassy in Kingston, was yesterday granted bail within the sum of $600,000 when he appeared within the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court docket.
The accused, Eric Miller, of Waterhouse in Kingston, is charged with six counts of acquiring cash by false pretence.
The court docket heard that the complainants, after responding to an commercial that was positioned in a each day newspaper, lodged numerous sums of cash — starting from $75,000 to $160,000 – into an account that’s owned by the accused and the cash was subsequently withdrawn from the account.
When the matter was talked about yesterday, Miller’s legal professional, Shannon Clarke, was adamant that her shopper was harmless and had no data in regards to the alleged job rip-off.
“The allegations are that they paid money to a bank account after they communicated with a person, but we did not place no ad in the paper and we had no communication with those persons in respect to these jobs,” she mentioned.
Parish Choose Maxine Ellis, nevertheless, instructed her that though the proof, based mostly on what the Crown is saying, is circumstantial, typically it’s stronger than the proof given by eye witnesses.
She then questioned why Miller’s checking account was used to obtain the cash and the way the sums that had been acquired matched the sums that the complainants instructed the police that they had lodged after calling the quantity that was given within the commercial.
“Who in their right mind would be putting money in a stranger’s account? You must be a ninny,” the decide remarked.
Clarke, nevertheless, insisted that her shopper didn’t have any contact with the complainants and was not conscious how the cash got here to be lodgeD in his account.
Miller was subsequently granted bail with reporting situation and is to return to court docket on Might 21.
– Tanesha Mundle
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