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'Bailer-man' to be sentenced April 26 for forgery

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 9:07 AM

Professional bail bondsman 49-year-old James Bailey is to be sentenced on April 26 after pleading guilty to using forged documents to bail a murder accused.

Bailey pleaded guilty yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court to three counts of uttering forged documents, forgery and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

He was remanded until sentencing.

The court was told that Bailey stole a man's identity and used forged documents to bail a murder accused at the Supreme Court in the sum of $300,000.

It was later discovered that the documents he produced to stand surety were false.

The matter was subsequently reported to the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigations Branch which launched an investigation and later arrested and charged Bailey.

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