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District constable on forgery charge granted bail

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The policeman charged with forging the signature of a senior officer to grant an entertainment permit has been granted bail.

Fifty-two-year-old district constable Frederick Callosingh was offered bail in the sum of $300,000 with one or two sureties when he appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate’s Court today.

The policeman worked at the Old Harbour Police Station.

As conditions of his bail, Callosingh was ordered to report to the Old Harbour Police Station daily between 6 o'clock in the mornings and 6 o'clock in the evenings.

A stop order was also placed on him.

He is scheduled to reappear in court on October 13.

It is alleged that on June 6, police personnel from the Old Harbour Police Station responded to a call from residents about breaches of the Noise Abatement Act in the Gutters Community.

Upon arrival at the premises, the police say the team requested to see the entertainment permit from the organisers of the party.

The police say they realised the authorising signature was that of a former Commanding Officer for the St. Catherine South Division.

The police say it was later unearthed that Callosingh allegedly forged the signature of the former commanding officer for the payment of $6,000.

A report was then made to Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency which resulted in the arrest and charge of Callosingh.