75-year-old fined for fraud

February 12, 2016

A senior citizen who pleaded guilty to having a fraudulent insurance cover note was fined in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's (RM) Court last Wednesday.

He is 75-year-old Glasgow Lewin from Kingston.

Allegations are that on November 9, 2015, Lewin went to the Police Traffic Division on Elletson Road in Kingston to retrieve a car that was seized by the police. He reportedly presented documentation including an insurance certificate.

During the perusal of the papers, it was discovered that the insurance certificate was a forgery. An investigation was launched, which resulted in Lewin being charged by Detective Sergeant Kirk Roache with possession of forged document, uttering forged document and attempting to obtain by means of forged document.

When Lewin appeared before RM Judith Pusey, attorney-at-law Roger Davis pleaded for leniency and told the court that his client was naive.

Lewin was fined $30,000 or three months for possession of forged document and $20,000 or three months for uttering forged document. He was admonished and discharged on the charge of attempting to obtain by means of forged document.

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