Joey denies 17 charges

| 05/07/2013

joey (225x300).jpg(CNS): Joey Ebanks, the former MD of the Electricity Regulatory Authority, has formally denied all of the charges against him relating to theft and fraud. Appearing in Grand Court on Friday morning, the former political candidate in North Side pleaded not guilty to seventeen counts, all of which relate to his time as the boss of the local authority, when it is alleged that Ebanks committed a number of criminal acts. Ebanks is accused of a catalogue of offences, including altering cheques, signing cheques without authority and stealing iPads and iPhones valuing some $70,000.

Ebanks faces the following charges:

Count One:  Obtaining Property by deception: On 7 November, 2012 – 13November, 2012 CI$5,201.74 belonging to ERA claiming that the funds were for official ERA travel expenses to Canada.

Count Two: Obtaining a Money Transfer by deception: 23 November, 2012 US$1,957 claiming that the funds were for official ERA travel expenses to Canada.

Count Three: Obtaining Property by deception: 26 February, 2013 CI$67,950 belonging to ERA  – -provided a cheque to Cayman MAC Store.

Count Four, Five and Six: Making a Document without Authority: 29 January,2013 with intent to do fraud, signed a document on account of another (being the ERA) CI$24,240 to Cayman Mac Store and on 22 & 25 February.

Count Seven: Obtaining property by deception on 20th December, 2012 CI$2,000

Count Eight: Obtaining property by deception: 21 December, 2012 CI$1,200 belonging to ERA presented a cheque as good and valid order for payment.

Count Nine: Forgery: Made a false document signed in the name of Luis Boucher.

Count Ten: Obtaining property by deception: 6 January, 2012 CI$1,024 belonging to ERA

Count Eleven: Obtaining property by deception: 7 January, 2013 CI$375 belonging to ERA

Count Twelve: Obtaining Money by deception: 18 January, 2013 US$1,200 requesting funds required for official travel expenses.

Count Thirteen: Forgery: 28 January, 2013 signed ERA cheque in the name of Luis Bucher.

Count Fourteen: Obtaining property by deception: 2 January, 2013 CI$5,000 belonging to ERA

Count Fifteen: Obtaining property by deception: 22nd February, 2013 CI$2,500 belonging to ERA

Count Sixteen: Obtaining property by deception: 1st September – 31st March obtained Apple iPad and iPhone products valued at CI$67,944.

Count Seventeen: Transferring Criminal Property: 1st September – 31st March obtained Apple products.


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