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Man blames court staffer for check theft

A man told police than an accounts supervisor at the Magistrates’ Court Complex was the mastermind in a scheme to defraud the Civil and Domestic Courts, a court heard yesterday.

Donavon Harris, 26, of Marshall Road, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of a forged document, uttering a forged document and fraud by false pretenses at his arraignment before Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis and was sentenced to one year in prison.

Harris cashed a $6,000 check, drawn on the Civil and Domestic Courts account, at the RBC Cable Beach Branch on May 24, 2018.

Prosecutor Inspector Lakisia Moss told the court that Janice Minus-Rolle reported check number 856125 missing and the check was later negotiated at RBC.

However, Moss said that Harris told police that he got the check from Minus-Rolle, whom he had met through his brother who worked in the janitorial section.

Harris told police, the court heard, that Minus-Rolle asked him if he wanted to make some money and they met in the court’s parking lot where she handed him the check.

Based on these accusations, Rolle-Davis inquired why Minus-Rolle had not been arrested and charged.

Harris was arraigned in the absence of his lawyer, Maria Daxon.

Rolle-Davis was unable to revisit the matter for her to make a plea in mitigation on Harris’ behalf because he had already been sentenced.

 

Artesia Davis

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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