Swiss Stores accused get bail on alleged credit card scam
Chad Bryan, Gleaner Writer
The three men held in connection with the alleged robbery of the Swiss Stores in downtown Kingston early last month, were hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court today to answer to other charges.
Charged with receiving stolen property, obtaining goods by forged document and conspiracy to defraud are Norman Robertson alias Barry Carr, well-known Jamaica Labour Party activist Kayon ‘Treasure’ Campbell and businessman Donald Ho.
They were each granted bail in the sum of $250,000 with one or two sureties.
The men were ordered to submit their fingerprints to the police and return to court on June 19.
Its alleged that on December 19 last year Robertson altered a credit card which he used to purchase furniture and other items totaling more than half-a-million dollars.
The true cardholder noticed the purchases and filed a report with the police.
Robertson was arrested and during investigations the police said it was discovered that all the items that were bought with the credit card were allegedly given to Campbell.
Campbell is alleged to have passed on the goods to the businessman for him to sell them.
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