By Zaya Williams
A national of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be placed on trial in August for using man’s debit card to make online purchases.
Curtley Williams- who has been living in Antigua and Barbuda for about three years-is believed to have “obtained services from Amazon in the sum of $2790.01 EC” by using an individual’s bank card.
But this morning, the Villa resident told the court that he did no such thing.
According to reports, on January 5, the complainant was at his home when he checked his account balance using his cellular phone and saw that several orders were placed between January 3 and January 5.
He contacted his bank and informed them of his discovery and then made a report to the Criminal Investigations Department who carried out a probe into the matter.
Months later, on June 27, the police reportedly met the defendant at the St. John’s Police Station, told him of the allegations, took his statement and later charged him.
The 33-year-old spent the night in custody and appeared in the St. John’s Magistrates’ court today where he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
He was then granted bail in the sum of $3000 with a cash requirement of $500.
Other conditions were that he has to find two sureties to sign his bond, he has to surrender his travel documents and also sign in at his nearest police station.
Once he does so, he will be released until the outcome of his trial which begins on August 23.