This morning, Kent Peters, 52, a self-employed resident of #34 Iguana Street, was charged with forgery, uttering upon a false document, being in possession of a false document and committing a mischievous act.
According to police, on Monday, September 23, Peters went to the Bowen and Bowen Limited office to cash a refund voucher, #49088, dated for the same day. But when he handed the voucher to the cashier, Melissa Garnett, she noticed that the voucher had been altered; instead of the stated dollar amount being $6.00, a “3” and a “0” had been added to the amount, and it read $306.00.
Garnett alerted the police, and when they arrived and queried Peters’ name, he gave it as Kent Smith. It was not revealed in court how the police figured out that he had given them the wrong name.
No plea was taken when he appeared before Magistrate Clive Lino this morning because the matter is an indictable one and will be heard in the Supreme Court. He was, however, offered bail of $6,000 and one surety of the same amount, which he was able to meet.
Peters is scheduled to be back in court on November 15, 2013.