Bail increased for fraud accused
The accused in a fraud case will have to find over seven times the original bail that she received. When the accused, Rhea Wint-Shepherd told St Catherine Judge Grace Henry-McKenzie that she was on $40,000 station bail for allegedly stealing $1.3 million from her employer, Henry-McKenzie ordered the accused to remain in custody until the surety appeared in court before her.
The surety attended court and was advised that the bail had been adjusted to $300,000 with one or two sureties.
Bail was granted on condition that Wint-Shepherd surrender her travel documents and report to the police Thursdays and Sundays.
The matter will again be mentioned on April 27. The allegations are that on March 21, the accused was arrested by the police on suspicion of larceny as a servant.
Further investigations revealed that she was employed for six months to Barrett Investments Limited as a cashier.
She was to have handed over a quantity of money to a courier service but was seen placing the money inside her handbag.