A man on Monday denied participating in a scheme to defraud the Securities Commission of $850,000 and then laundering the money.
Jeremy Eugene Pinder, 41, of Lower Bogue, Eleuthera, was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false pretenses and 20 counts of money laundering.
After allegedly obtaining the money by depositing a fraudulent check to his account, Pinder allegedly laundered over $800,000 by moving the money out of the country between January 27 and February 6.
Then, Pinder allegedly laundered $49,600 by making cash withdrawals from the Royal Bank of Canada.
Pinder pleaded not guilty to one charge of fraud by false pretenses, conspiracy to commit fraud by false pretenses and 20 counts of money laundering at his arraignment before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt.
He’s been denied bail and Ferguson-Pratt adjourned the matter to April 1.
On that date, Pinder will learn which magistrate will hear the case.
Dion Smith represents Pinder.