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January 18, 2014
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Taxi-operator gets 18 months for fraud

A taxi-operator is to face the next 18 months in prison after he was sentenced in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday, for using a fake credit card.

He is Devon Davis, who has been charged with possession of forged document, uttering forged document, attempting to obtain and conspiracy to defraud.

Davis who told the court that he didn't understand how the credit card works, wasn't able to convince the magistrate to give him a lesser sentence.

The accused was sentenced to 18 months in prison on each charged, to run concurrently.

"I was naive,, I didn't know it was unlawful," Davis told the RM.

It is alleged that the accused was trying to use the fake credit card to purchase items from a supplies store in the Corporate Area.

RM Pusey who heard that the accused was using a fake credit card with his name on it said that Davis' sentence will mark a zero tolerance approach for the offence.

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