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Man charged with Volunteer Bahamas fraud

Police yesterday arraigned a 21-year-old man for allegedly using Volunteer Bahamas to scam two clergymen and a local doctor out of hundreds of dollars.

Jerron Bain, 21, of Saunders Acres, was arraigned on five counts of fraud before Magistrate Guillimina Archer.

The charges include three counts of fraud, one count of possession of a forged document and one count of uttering a forged document.

Prosecutors alleged that on November 8, Bain fraudulently obtained $300 from Reverend T.G. Morrison and $200 from Reverend Rupert Smith a month later.

It is also alleged that Bain defrauded Dr. Cleveland Eneas of $150 last November.

Bain, who was not represented by a lawyer, initially pleaded guilty to the charge. However, he changed his plea to not guilty after insisting in court he did not receive the money fraudulently.

The case was adjourned to July 18.

Bain was granted $5,000 bail with one surety.

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