Visitor charged over use and possession of fake cash

| 10/01/2014

(CNS): The police have charged a Colombian national who was a visitor to the Cayman Islands with two counts relating to forged cash. An RCIPS spokesperson said Friday that the 30-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday, 31 December by detectives of the Financial Crime Unit on Suspicion of Possession of Forged Bank Notes. He was later interviewed and a file was prepared for the director of public prosecutions. The man was then charged on Friday, 10 January, eleven days after his arrest. Police did not say if they had approached the courts in order to detain the suspect for that long before filing charges against him.

He has, however, now been was formally charged with Possession of Forged Bank Notes and Uttering Forged Bank Notes and appeared in Summary Court Friday afternoon, when he was remanded in custody. The man who has not been named, is scheduled to re-appear in court on Monday, 13 January.

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