$500K bail for alleged bank scammer
One of five persons accused of being part of a scamming network which targeted bank accounts was granted bail yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.
Ortolan Powell was granted bail with conditions yesterday in the sum of $500,000.
His co-accused are Douglas Walker, Nasha Rolle, Romaine Barrett, and Travis Wilson. They are charged with possession of identity information, distributing identity information, and conspiracy to defraud.
Powell was represented by attorney Patrick Bailey.
Powell and his co-accused will return to court on February 15 for plea and case management, where it is expected that bail applications for the others will be heard.
MOTHER STOOD AS SURETY
As part of his condition, Powell is to report to the Olympic Gardens police every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
His mother stood as surety on his behalf and he has surrendered his travel documents.
A stop order has also been placed at all ports.
On January 15, Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency detectives raided the homes of several individuals and seized cellular phones, laptops, and other electronic devices.
An analysis of the devices revealed the names and banking information of scores of people with accounts at various financial institutions.
Investigators alleged that the group hacked bank accounts and stole millions of dollars.