Man takes fake bank statement to Embassy

November 30, 2015

A man sporting dreadlocks who admitted to lying to the US embassy to get a visa was ordered to pay $50,000 or spend 6 months in prison when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court today.

Errol Bowen pleaded guilty to the charges of forgery and uttering forged documents.

Bowen, who produced false bank statements to the embassy, told the judge that it was “just mistake”.

“A someone present it [the false statement of account] to me. Me neva know it was fake. It was just a mistake and me learn from it,” the man pleaded.

Before handing down her ruling, Senior RM Judith Pusey informed the man that his offense is very serious and that he could be fined up to $1 million or sentenced to five years in prison. 

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