Noel Bynoe, facing 17 charges of deception, was denied bail when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Two charges which were read to him in Court on Monday were reportedly committed on October 15, 2021 at Diamond, and on December 9, 2021 at Arnos Vale.
The Stubbs resident is accused of dishonestly obtaining cash by deception from various persons, with the intention of permanently depriving them of it.
Bynoe pleaded not guilty to the charges, but the persons who had stood bail for him told the Court they were not proceeding any further as sureties, and prosecutor Curlene Samuel strongly objected to bail at this stage.
“The defendant is known to the Court, and although each matter should be treated on its merit, the prosecution is of the view that if he (Bynoe) was granted bail, there will be problems getting him to come to Court,” Samuel said.
She noted that Bynoe has 15 other matters of a similar nature before the Court, and when they were called he was not present, and the sureties were summoned. She said the sureties who were in contact with him said he was on his way, but he never turned up,” Samuel said, adding, “That’s why they gave up as sureties.”
“I always come to Court, but every time I come to Court, there is no Court,” Bynoe responded.
The Magistrate denied bail, but said, “We have to make an effort to try these matters early in the New Year.
The 15 previous matters were adjourned to January 3, while the other two were adjourned to January 14.