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British man accused of fraud and money laundering remanded to prison

A British national was on Monday remanded to prison on money laundering and fraud charges.

Prosecutors allege that Shane Ian Murphy obtained a Bahamian passport, National Insurance Board smart card and Bahamian driver’s license in the name of Shane Harrington through fraud by false pretenses in 2020.

Murphy was also accused of possession of the following forged documents in November 2019: a Bahamian birth certificate, Bahamian voter’s card and Royal Bahamas Police Force letter.

Murphy, who was represented by Ian Cargill, denied charges of fraud by false pretenses, possession of forged documents and uttering forged documents at his arraignment before Senior Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis.

Murphy was further accused of laundering 398,000 euros between November 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020.

Rolle-Davis deemed Murphy a flight risk after the prosecutor, Sergeant Kendrick Bauld, said prosecutors were uncertain about his true identity.

Cargill asked the court to consider placing Murphy on cash bail in addition to ordering him to wear an ankle bracelet.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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