Outstanding report holds up football coach’s fraud case
ST JAMES, Jamaica — An outstanding statement from the police force’s Communications Forensic and Cybercrime Division (CFCD) was the reason cited for the postponement of the case of a football coach who was arrested after identity information was discovered on his cellphone.
Desroy Anderson appeared in the St James Circuit Court on Monday to answer charges of breaching the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act. He is being represented by attorneys Michael Hemmings and Martyn Thomas.
On Monday, the prosecution requested a new date in September, and presiding High Court Judge Bertram Morrison scheduled another hearing for September 20 and extended Anderson’s bail.
Anderson was arrested on February 28, 2022, during an operation on Chester Avenue in the parish.
According to the police, they went to Anderson’s house with a search warrant in his name. While there, the police alleged that men were seen gambling in a back room.
The house was searched and US$21,000 (J$3,024,000) and three mobile phones were found. One of the phones reportedly contained personal information of people residing overseas, the court was told.