Brothers charged with fraud

Police arrested a man after he used fake IDs as he attempted to collect National Insurance Board (NIB) benefits, a court heard.

OcNeal Box, 21, went to a NIB check distribution site on June 26, according to Sergeant Kenny Thompson, the prosecutor.

But when he presented his NIB card, officials realized that the number had been assigned to someone else.

They asked Box for another form of identification. That’s when Box presented the forged Bahamian driver’s license.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of forged documents and uttering forged documents at his arraignment before Magistrate Sandradee Gardiner yesterday.

Thompson said that Box said he bought the fake IDs from a Caucasian man for $450.

Gardiner deferred sentencing until today.

Meanwhile, his brother Daniel Box, 31, appeared in the same court on a charge of unlawful possession.

Prosecutors say they found him with 17 gold rings, eight gold earrings, one silver earring and a gold watch, suspected of being stolen on June 25.

He denied the charge. Gardiner set his trial for September 22.


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