An employee of the Registrar General’s Department has been accused of assisting a Haitian national in getting a marriage certificate.
Prosecutors allege that Edisa Adderley, 41, of Pinewood Gardens, abetted Kenold Dorsinvil in committing fraud by false pretenses.
It’s alleged that on June 14, 2016, Adderley helped Dorsinvil get a marriage certificate from the Registrar General’s Department.
Dorsinvil, of Dundas Town, Abaco, is accused of getting a marriage certificate for him and Precious Wonderful Davis on the same date. He also allegedly entered into a fraudulent marriage with Davis on the date in question.
Then, on November 23, 2016, Dorsinvil allegedly tried to obtain a residence spousal permit through false pretenses.
Adderley and Dorsinvil denied the charges when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans.
Adderley was granted $5,000 bail with one or two sureties on the condition that she signs in at the East Street South Police Station on Sundays before 7 p.m.
ASP Claudette McKenzie-Lewis objected to bail for Dorsinvil on the basis that he has no legal status in the country.
He was remanded into custody. However, Vogt-Evans will reconsider bail once she receives a letter from officials regarding his legal status.
Ian Cargill defended.