$10,000 bond will not be returned
A judge last week ruled that the $10,000 bond for Arthur Screaton, who left Cayman while facing charges of theft and false accounting, would not be returned even though the Crown decided not to seek extradition.
Screaton, a 55-year-old Canadian national, traveled to the United States with the court’s permission in 2012 to join his wife and child, and, as a condition, a friend posted a bond of $10,000.
The Crown located Screaton in Denver, Colorado earlier this year, but decided not to seek extradition.
Attorney John Furniss applied for the bond to be returned since it was the Crown’s decision not to bring Screaton back to face trial in the Cayman Islands.
Prosecutors accused Screaton of stealing more than $10,000 from Rackam’s Bar and C-Blu Lounge, of which he was the restaurant manager, between October and December 2010.
He pleaded not guilty in March 2012 but departed Cayman before his trial was to begin in September that year.