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Man accused of J$90,000 fraud remanded

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM


A St James man who is alleged to have conned another man out of more than J$90, 000 was remanded when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Winston Housen is charged with larceny by trick, committed against Howard Williams. He was ordered remanded by presiding magistrate Natalie Hart-Hines, who asked that his criminal records be brought to court when he returns for the continuation of the case against him on April 21.

Although the allegations were not outlined in court, it was revealed that Housen managed to obtain J$90,400 from the complainant through fraudulent means.

witness statement

The court was also told that the prosecution was awaiting a statement from a witness who had reportedly caught the accused man.

Hart-Hines subsequently requested Housen's criminal records, which she says she will use to make a determination as to whether or not he should be granted bail.

Prior to remanding Housen, the magistrate outlined to him that his next court date will be on April 21.

- C.T.