Fraud accused Janice Samuel was successful in her application for bail today, but although the court granted it to her, she could not meet the requirements, which included a cash component of $50,000 out of the $200,000 bail. Consequently, she was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.
In addition to the bond, Samuel needs two sureties to sign as assurance she would return to court on every occasion set by the court. The committal date for her next appearance is October 30th, which is when she is expected to know whether the prosecution has provided enough evidence for the case to be sent to the High Court for trial.
Samuel is accused of obtaining, by way of false pretense, just over $107,000 from H2 One Limited where she worked as an office assistant between March 15th and July 7th this year.
She applied for bail on Wednesday, but Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel-Edwards adjourned the ruling until today, which was when she granted the bail in the All Saints Magistrate’s Court.
Should Samuel find the cash component and two sureties and be released, she must report to Police Headquarters every day, between 6 am and 6 pm and she must notify the police 48 hours in advance of changing her address if she decides to move.
(More in Friday’s paper)