UPDATE: Three charged for cheque fraud in Vieux Fort

UPDATE: Three charged for cheque fraud in Vieux Fort

cheque-book-fraudThree men who were arrested on suspicion of fraud in Vieux Fort have ben formally charged, police said.

The suspects, Lance Prospere, 26, of Morne Du Don; Niam Charles, 37, of Cedar Heights; and Charles Alfred, 28, of Union were all charged yesterday, May 7, 2017, police said.

Prospere was charged with three counts of possession of fraudulent documents; Charles with four counts of the same offence, and Alfred for three counts of the same offence.

The men have been accused of allegedly issuing fraudulent cheques in Vieux Fort.



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  1. Can you imagine DSH has not even reached VF yet and these activities are already happening. This is just a dose of things to come in the south if gambling, through DSH comes to the south. Talk about money laundering, drugs, prostitution and robberies. When people, both local and foreign lose their money, or just have to feed their addiction, they will exhort to devious means . This is not an exaggeration .


    • Are you even serious? "Can you imagine DSH has not even reached VF yet and these activities are already happening. This is just a dose of things to come in the south if gambling, through DSH comes to the south."

      Do you really believe what you are saying? I don't think even the opposition would endorse this statement.


  2. This is one of the proverbial 'tips of the iceberg' with respect to money laundering.

    Kiting cheques here is a large vulnerability that at least two financial institutions have, arguably, not adequately addressed from a risk mitigation standpoint in their internal corporate risk profiles. For the perpetrators, there is no need even for the specialized printer equipment, restricted-stock paper or specialized ink.

    Bank drafts, personal cheques that are regular and frequent for seemingly small amounts that add up over time, carefully developed so-called 'sweetheart relationships' developed with bank staff that will endorse, the schemes are mostly old-school text-book. Move it through St. Lucia from off-shore (Africa, the Middle East, South America), then funnel much of it through Jamaica, and then it vanishes unless one seriously follows the money trail.

    Thankfully, several western world nations have established financial tracking arms that discretely track the flow of dirty narco and terrorist monies, be it electronically through to cash-sniffing canines at ports-of-entry.

    Typically, casino's and land transactions, amongst other ventures, have seemingly been very effective in laundering ill-begotten funds.

    The worry is not about those, such as the subjects of this article, that got caught. The worry should be about those that don't get caught, that are doing it now, for seemingly "small" amounts that get intentionally buried and accounted for "on the books" as slippage, loss, and bad debt. no need even for the specialized printer equipment or specialized ink.

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  3. Get it right sno... The documents were not found on them the younger fellas but rather on the premises of the older man. The other fellas just happened to come by and the police charged everyone as the club owner refuses to accept responsibility.


    • I was not planning to respond. But use your common sense. SNO did NOT arrest nor charge the men. We like other media REPORT what the police did. Our report is accurate. Accurate how? They were charged and the nature of the charges. If the men felt they were wrongly accused, that's an issue for them, the court and the police. NOT SNO. SNO has nothing to do with why, and how they were charged. If the men believe they were wrongfully arrested based on wrong info, then they have a right to a lawyer and a defense. What does SNO have to do with that? So if a man kills another man and is arrested, and someone believes the accused is innocent then the media should not report that the man was arrested for murder? So stop telling us about SNO get it right. Tell the cops to get it right. Stop killing the messenger. We are delivering the message from the cops that they have been charged with a crime. We did not institute the charges. SMH


      • SNO lol what do you expect most lucians are ignorant uneducated and lack reasoning skills, you r wasting time answering them; some know better, theyre trying to frustrate u. ignore brother ignore the idiots a fool could see this report is correct, maybe the way they were charged arent but that has nothing to do with the media. lol these people


        • I hate it when guys like you degrade our follow Lucians. You can't say that most of them are uneducated


          • truth hurts. we need to stop commenting for commenting sake and stop attacking a media house without merit, think before writing nonsense


          • You just prove to him that you are uneducated. Because you telling him he can't say that when he say it already. You should say he shudnt have said it.but what he said was actually the truth.we need to take our time n read to understand.


          • Most Jamaicans here where I live in the United States are uneducated farm workers. Come here and cut sugar cane or pick apples and run off..


          • Do you have anything, data etc., to prove otherwise? Most are information literate for sure.


        • @john public I guarantee you those uneducated sugar workers are more sensible than most lucians; a few years ago I recalled Kenny Anthony in his budget address noted that 60 % of lucias working population never attained high school education...smoke that in your pipe


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