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By Zaya Williams
Activist Jessica Thompson is currently facing 13 charges for fraudulently obtaining money and one for larceny of an individual’s bank card.
Thompson, of Bathlodge, who may be known for advocating for prison reform, is alleged to have stolen someone’s bank card and withdrawn $19,700.
The 42-year-old reportedly withdrew the money in December at two different locations.
She appeared in the St. John’s Magistrate’s Court this morning and was given bail by Magistrate Dexter Wason in the sum of $20,000 with a $3000 cash requirement.
She also has to surrender her travel documents, report to a police station a few days a week and provide sureties.
In 2021, Thompson filed a constitutional motion against the Government of Antigua and Barbuda in protest of the deplorable conditions at Her Majesty’s Prison.
Having served time in prison in the past, she testified first hand to the inhumane conditions at the facility and sought the public’s assistance in her fight.
Now, she is facing serious criminal charges that could land her behind bars again.