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Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

Leroy YoungWell-known poet, and entertainer, Leroy “The Grand Master” Young, 46, a resident of Pinks Alley in Belize City was arraigned on Wednesday, November 6th, in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court room of the Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith on forgery charges.

According to police, Carlos Walker, owner of JMS Paralegal Services reported that he was contacted by a representative of Well-worth Store located on Regent Street who informed him that they were in possession a Belize Bank cheque for one hundred dollars from his business that had bounced.

Walker, whose house had been burglarized earlier this month, had noticed that the cheque book had gone missing, but was not worried about it since none of the cheque leaves had been signed by him.

In court, “Grand Master” Young was represented by Attorney Bryan Neal. He was read three charges: one count of forgery, one count of uttering upon a false document, and one count of being in possession of a false document, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Young was offered bail of $500 plus one surety of the same amount. His bail was offered with conditions in which the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith, ordered him to report to the Queen Street Police Station every Monday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., and she also told him that he must not contact Walker in any way whilst his case is still before the court.

Leroy “Grand Master” Young is due to reappear back in court on December 18, 2013.