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November 8, 2012
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Accused weeps before court

A woman who was hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday on charges of fraud wept while the matter was being mentioned before Resident Magistrate Lorna Shelly-Williams.

Donna Brooks, of a Corporate Area address, is charged with uttering forged documents with intent to defraud, obtaining forged documents and attempting to obtain money by false pretence. She was ordered fingerprinted.

In court, it was revealed that on the day of the incident, Brooks went into a Corporate Area credit union allegedly purporting to be the owner of a driver's licence and in possession of a withdrawal slip in the name Tavia Bent to withdraw $80,000 from the account. As a result of the credit union's due diligence, it was discovered that Brooks was not whom she claimed to be and the police were later summoned.


Brooks, through her attorney, was at the mercy of the court and told the magistrate that her client was quite remorseful about the incident. After the matter had been stood down, Brooks returned with tears in her eyes. Subsequent to this, the magistrate requested the shortened version of a social enquiry report. Brooks is to return to court on November 21.

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