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‘Pastor’ charged with forgery

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – A man who police said pretended to be pastor and ordered almost JAM$100 000 (US$1 177) worth of meals from a restaurant, which he collected and paid for using two forged cheques, has been remanded into custody.

Othniel Simms appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday charged with forgery, uttering forged documents, conspiracy to defraud and obtaining goods by using false documents.

The allegations are that between October 7 and October 10, the accused contacted the restaurant and placed two separate orders for several boxes of lunch along with cranberry and natural juices.

The accused reportedly sent two cheques to pay for the meals. However, when the operator went to encash the cheques it was discovered that the cheques were forged.

The accused was later apprehended after the taxi driver who was chartered to deliver the lunches took the police to where he had dropped off the man.

When Simms appeared in court, Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey rescheduled the matter for Monday October 25. (CMC)