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December 14, 2012
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Mastermind behind card scam remanded again

The alleged mastermind behind a major debit and credit card fraud ring, Andre Sinclair, was again remanded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Sinclair, who was arrested last month during a raid at Caribbean Estate in St Catherine, is represented by attorney-at-law C.J. Mitchell.

He has been charged with five counts of forgery, two counts of possession of data devices, and two counts of unauthorised access to computer.

Sinclair returns to court on January 10, as his attorney is to be furnished with further statements.

Another bail application is also expected to be made on that date.

fraudulent cards

It is reported that about 1:30 a.m. on November 7, members of the Organised Crime Investigation Division, armed with a search warrant, went to Sinclair's home at St Vincent Boulevard Caribbean Estate, where they seized several items believed to be used in the manufacturing of fraudulent credit and debit cards.

The court heard that a square card reader said to be the latest data-capturing device that banks overseas have been using, a manual hot foil stamping machine, a card writer, card embosser, a template for making Jamaican driver's licences and laptops were seized by the police.

Sinclair, who was at the house during the raid, was taken into custody and later charged.

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