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August 5, 2014
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DEON P GREEN, Star Writer

The Morant Bay police in St Thomas are yet to reveal the identity of a man who reportedly swallowed a bogus cheque he allegedly tendered to a shopkeeper in Morant Bay for encashment last week.

A senior detective in the parish said the man was still in custody up to news time last night.

Reports reaching THE STAR are that some time last week, the man allegedly ate the bogus cheque valued at $35,000, which he reportedly attempted to cash.

The Star further understands that about 6 p.m. on July 29, two men entered a shop in the parish capital and one tendered the suspected bogus cheque to a cashier in the hope of receiving cash.

became suspicious

Based on the value of the cheque, the cashier reportedly referred the man to the owner of the shop for him to authorise it. Looking at the cheque, the owner became suspicious and handed it to a plain clothes police officer for him to have a look. The man who presented the cheque was also in possession of a driver's licence, and an identification card from a popular company.

During the examination of the cheque and identity cards, the man's accomplice realised that there was cause for concern, reportedly bolted through the door. As the drama unfolded, the shopkeeper, police officer, and other workers in the shop cornered the accomplice and began interrogating him.

Realising that trouble was on the horizon, the man grabbed the cheque and swallowed it. The police said they have not been able to retrieve the cheque from the man.

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