Alleged Visa Scammer Gets Bail

Jamaica News, April 6, 2018 – Alleged Visa Scammer Gets Bail

Westmoreland, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – A Westmoreland man who allegedly accepted money from a woman after promising her that he could provide her with an American visa was granted bail in the sum of $150,000 in the St. James Parish Court on Thursday.

The defendant, Javon Salmon, who hails from Sav-La-Mar, has been charged with obtaining money by false pretence.

The incident reportedly took place in December 2017, after Salmon entered into an agreement with the woman and told her that he could secure a United States visa for her and her young son for $30,000.

It is alleged that the woman handed over a total sum of $30,000 as per the agreement, but later found out that Salmon had defrauded her.

The matter was reported to the police and Salmon was arrested and charged.

The accused man was previously offered station bail but according to him, his brother was responsible for bailing him but had not done so as yet.

Parish Judge Sandria Wong-Small then offered him bail again in the sum of $150,000 with three sureties before setting the matter for mention on April 13.