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Alleged credit card fraudster granted $500,000 bail

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 6:08 AMJerome Reynolds

Alleged credit card fraudster Andre Sinclair has been granted $500,000 bail.

Bail was granted yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court following an application by attorney-at-law Able-Don Foote.

Sinclair was ordered by the court to report to the police daily, to surrender his travel documents and a curfew order was also imposed between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The case is set for mention on June 22.

Sinclair is charged with engaging in a transaction involving criminal property, possession of criminal property and other Cyber-crime related offences.

The charges stem from a joint investigation by law enforcement personnel in Jamaica and the United States.

It is alleged that Sinclair stole the identifies of persons living in the US and applied for and obtained credit cards in their names.

The credit cards were then allegedly shipped to Jamaica which Sinclair allegedly used to buy a motor vehicle and other items as well as made numerous withdrawals from ATMs.