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February 22, 2013
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Bearer held on fraud charges

A bearer who has pleaded not guilty to tendering a $7.2 million cheque to purchase art at a gallery recently was remanded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

He is 47-year-old Clipton Brown, who is charged with demanding property by forged document, uttering forged document, and possession of forged document.

Brown, who the court believes also goes by the name Paul Williams, was ordered fingerprinted in that name.

He is to return to court next month, when the matter will be mentioned, as the file is incomplete.

expensive art pieces

Allegations are that on the day in question, the accused tendered a forged Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) cheque to purchase several expensive art pieces.

The court heard that the accused demanded the items, however, during the transaction it was discovered that the cheque was bogus.

It is alleged that Brown, who ran from the scene, was chased and handed over to the police.

The prosecution told the court that Brown also goes by the name Paul Williams and that he has a driver's licence in that name.

However, attorney-at-law Patrick Peterkin told the court that his client is not a flight risk and he is merely a bearer.

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