Forgery alleged in work permit case

Charges to be mentioned again on Dec. 13

An alleged change of date resulted in three charges against George Roberto Ebanks, who appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday. All three charges relate to a work permit submitted in June this year.

The defendant, trading as George Ebanks Consultancy and Bookkeeping, is accused of forging an official document, using an endorsement on a document that has been forged or altered, and making a false representation.

The document was the trade and business license of an employer applying for a work permit for an employee.

Details of the forgery charge are that the defendant forged an official document, a document purporting to be a trade and business license, by altering the year it expires.
The trade and business license was submitted with a work permit, leading to the second charge.

Details of the false representation charge are that the defendant made, caused or allowed to be made a false representation on a work permit application for a named person, purporting that the expiry date of the trade and business license was June 17, 2017, and at the time of doing so “knew, or did not believe that to be true.”

Defense attorney Lloyd Samson received the documents in the case from Crown counsel Claire Wetton.

Magistrate Valdis Foldats set the matter for mention again on Dec. 13. The defendant was bound over to return on that date.

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