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Rupert Avila charged for Fake Cheques Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 May 2013 00:00

Rupert AvilaOn Friday, April 26th, 31-year-old Belizean to the Bone employee, Rupert Avila, was charged for being in possession of a fake cheque.  Allegations are that on Tuesday, April 23rd, he was found in possession of a Nova Scotia Bank cheque #077 in the sum of $5,810. Avila allegedly attempted to pay a cashier at Benny’s Bargain Center with this cheque. The cashier called police to the establishment and they arrested Avila since they did not believe he was unaware that the document was false. The origin of the cheque is said to be from Unity Presbyterian School.

Avila appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith on Friday where he was charged with one count of possession of a false document and one count of claiming upon a forged document. He pleaded not guilty to the offense and was granted bail in the sum of $1500, $500 in cash plus one surety of $1,000. He is due back in court on June 20st.
The police press office advises all business establishments to be on the lookout for forged Scotia Bank cheques.