US Visa Scam Charges

Police have laid a slew of fraud charges against a St George Businessman allegedly involved in a US visa scam.

Adrian Penny, 54 years, of Westerhall, St David, appeared at the St George’s Magistrate’s Court, charged with 9 counts of forgery ,and 3 counts each of conspiracy to defraud by false pretense and conspiracy to utter a forged document.

Penny, who was reportedly paid for his services, is accused of issuing a number of documents believed to be fake to several persons for the purpose of obtaining US visas. The offenses are alleged to have been committed between 1 April and 16 June 2016.

A search of his home turned up a number of Grenadian passports.

He was granted bail in the sum of $20,000 with 2 sureties, and has to surrender all travel documents. He also has to report to the Central Police Station on Mondays and Fridays between 6 am and 6 pm, and should have no contact with the virtual complainants.

Penny is due back in Court on 18 November 2016.

Police investigations continue.


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