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January 31, 2014
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Woman charged with fraud

A 25-year-old woman who was brought before the court to answer to fraud charges, pleaded guilty in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Charged with uttering forged documents and attempting to obtain a passport by forged documents is Leesue Bailey of a Kingston address.

Bailey, who has another matter before the court, told Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey the reason she had attempted to get a passport in a different name was because her passport was confiscated.

"I was trying to take out another passport because I was told that I wasn't going to get back my passport and I wanted to get another passport, so that as soon as the case finish, I could leave and start a new life," she explained.

RM Pusey stated, "So you planned on leaving?", to which Bailey responded, "The case is going on for two years now, if I wanted to leave, I would have a long time ago."

Bailey was fined $80,000 or six months for uttering forged documents and $40,000 or six months for obtaining a passport by forged documents.

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