Ex-ERA chief admits to forgery, theft

Joey Ebanks on Friday admitted to 17 counts of forgery, fraud and obtaining property by deception [theft] in his former role as Managing Director of the Cayman Islands Electricity Regulatory Authority.

Reversing his earlier not guilty pleas, Ebanks admitted to dishonestly obtaining more than $100,000 from his former employer.

The charges, which span a seven month period between September 2012 and March 2013, included obtained $70,000 worth of iPhones and other products from the Cayman Mac store by deception.

A social inquiry report was ordered and sentencing set for March 13, 2014.

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