US$100,000 fleeced from popular tourist attraction
A transport contractor was hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates' Court after he was accused of fleecing more than US$100,000 from a popular tourist attraction. Fabion James, 41, from Hartlands, St Ann pleaded not guilty to the charges of obtaining money by means of false documents, uttering forged documents, and forgery.
The court heard that James was contracted by the operators of the facility to transport guests from various hotels to its compound. At the end of each day, he was required to submit a transport sheet noting the number of passengers he transported, which would later be used to determine his wage.
It is alleged that James inflated the figures over a period of time which resulted in him fraudulently amassing US$100,000.
The matter was reported in August 2015 and following investigations, James was taken into custody and charged.
His bail was extended and he is to return on November 19. His lawyer has requested full disclosure of the evidence against him, which will be presented on November 2.