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Bail for Joshua Ramos, accused of obtaining property by deception Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

A Chinese businessman is the latest victim of theft by deception. His claim is that a Belize City man has cheated him of $1,000, a payment for a Ford Escape vehicle which he never got. The man accused of the crime is Ladyville resident, 28-year-old Joshua Ramos, a construction worker.

In a report to police, Xiaohong Zhu reported that on Saturday, June 10, 2017, he spoke with a man by the name of Joshua Steven Ramos, regarding purchasing a vehicle. Zhu claimed that Ramos requested that he deposit $1,000 to the Western Union in Ramos’s name as payment for the vehicle. Zhu further told police that he had not received any vehicle from Ramos. He told police that he tried to get in contact with Ramos but he was unsuccessful.

Police have a Western Union receipt in the name of Joshua Ramos as exhibit in the case. Ramos, who was unrepresented in court, appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith where he pleaded not guilty. Prosecutor Cpl. Andrews had no objection to bail and as a result, bail was offered in the sum of $1,000 along with one surety. Bail was offered with conditions that he surrender his passport to the clerk of the Court; he is to report to the Raccoon Street Police Station twice for the week, and he is to stay away from the complainant.

Ramos was able to meet his bail and is due back in Court #1 on September 14, 2017.