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UTECH Student Arrested in Court for Alleged Cyber Bank Robbery

UTECH Student Arrested in Court for Alleged Cyber Bank Robbery

St Andrew, Jamaica (McN) – Alleged “Bank Hacker” Romaine Barrett, cuffed on Wednesday when he appeared before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court to answer charges of Cyber Fraud.

Barrett, a computer science student at the University of Technology (UTech) – St. Andrew campus, was arrested in court on Wednesday when he appeared before the St. Andrew Parish Court to answer allegation of – violation of the Cyber Criminal Act.




According to court reports, allegedly, Romaine Barrett was refused bail based on arguments of his level of computer knowledge, that if he is released, Barrett could erase vital evidence from the computer systems in question.

Court reports are the Barrett who pleads not guilty to breaching the Cyber Crimes Act, is the alleged mastermind behind the creation of computer malware viruses, which he “allegedly” used to hack unto several customers accounts at various banks, pocketing millions of J$dollar of, bank customers’ money.


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Barrett will return to the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on February 2, 2017.


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