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December 16, 2013
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Underage teen charged with fraud

An underage teen charged for knowingly possessing identity information of a person as well as having no driver's licence and no insurance coverage was on Friday sentenced to, among other things, two years confinement in a children's facility.

He was sentenced in the St Elizabeth Circuit Court under the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) Special Provisions Act 2013.

The Black River police said the teen was arrested on Thursday, August 15, 2013, about 12:45 a.m. by detectives from the St Elizabeth Proactive Investigative Unit, conducting spot-check operations along the Crawford Main Road.

stopped and questioned

It was reported that a brown 1999 Toyota Corolla motor car with four males was stopped. When questioned, the driver could not produce a driver's licence and admitted he was 17. During a search of the vehicle, a bag was found with several sheets of paper with names, addresses, phone numbers and social-security numbers of US citizens. The teen was detained and the others questioned and released.

The teen was sentenced to 30 days or $10,000 for having no driver's licence, $2,000 or 10 days for having no insurance coverage and two years confinement until he becomes 18. He will then be transferred to an adult correctional facility to serve the rest of the sentence.

He had pleaded guilty in the court last month.

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