Woman accused of fraud remanded to prison

A woman accused of check fraud was remanded to prison one day after she surrendered to police.

Charmaine Higgs, 43, of Jumbey Street, denied charges of conspiracy to commit fraud by false pretenses, fraud by false pretenses, possession of a forged document, uttering a forged document and money laundering.

Prosecutors alleged that Higgs and James Taylor defrauded Bank of The Bahamas out of $45,550 between December 19 to 20, 2019.

Higgs allegedly cashed the forged check that was made payable to Taylor’s company, Taylor Made Construction, on December 19.

Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans has set a March 20 trial date.

Higgs, who is represented by Bjorn Ferguson, will have to seek bail in the Supreme Court.

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Artesia Davis

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

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