Man freed of forgery charge

November 18, 2015

A St Catherine resident, who was caught driving a motor car with fictitious documents, was freed in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.

He is Elvis Grant, 38-year-old labourer of Spanish Town, St Catherine.

The accused was freed the case was mentioned before Resident Magistrate Tara Reid-Carr.

RM Reid-Carr asked the clerk of courts why it took so long for the case to be dropped.

Attorney-at-Law Courtney Maxwell told Reid-Carr he had made the application for the dismissal of the case three years ago.

Allegations are that, in 2012 the accused was driving a motor car along Old Harbour Road in St Catherine.

He was stopped by the police and his car papers checked.

While his documents were being examined, it was revealed that the insurance certificate and certificate of fitness had been forged.

Although the documents were in someone else's name and he told the police that it was a borrowed vehicle, Grant was arrested and charged.

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