Immigration officer, civilian on fraud charge

An immigration officer and a civilian yesterday denied obtaining $2,000 by fraud.

Edwin Morley, 31, of Pinewood Gardens, and Clive Schroeter, 48, of Garden Hills, faced charges of conspiracy to commit fraud by false pretenses and fraud by false pretenses when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt.

Prosecutors say that the men got $2,000 from Jamal Forbes on March 15, 2019 by fraud by false pretenses and agreed to commit the offense on the same date.

Police also charged Morley with bribery, but Ferguson-Pratt delayed his arraignment over concerns if it was laid properly.

Edwin Morley (left) is escorted to court yesterday.

Both men were denied bail and advised of their right to seek bail in the Supreme Court.

They return to court on Monday for a status hearing.

Regarding the charges before the court, Morley’s lawyer, Tonique Lewis, asserted that he first met Schroeter while locked up at the Nassau Street Police Station.

Ian Cargill appears for Schroeter.

Samantha Miah prosecuted.

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Artesia Davis

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

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