Vincentian-Canadian on theft, deception charges granted bail
A Vincentian-Canadian, who was denied bail at the Serious Offences Court last week for theft and deception charges, was granted bail at the High Court last Friday.
Allie Franklyn Providence was granted bail in the amount of $16,000 with one surety by the High Court, for offences that he had been denied bail for two days prior at the Serious Offences Court.
Providence was promptly granted bail by Justice Brian Cottle last Friday, with the condition that he surrenders all his travel documents.
Providence had been charged the week preceding this with, between the dates of September 29 and November 4, dishonestly inducing Crystal Andrews of Villa to wait for payment of $15,494.22, which he is charged with not intending to pay her. This sum is said to be a hotel bill, which Providence had allegedly attempted to leave without paying.
Since November 13, when the accused was first charged, two more charges surfaced against him and he was further charged last Wednesday with, on August 21, knowing it was expected or required for services provided, did dishonestly make off without paying US $320. A theft charge was also laid against him on this day for the theft of two bath towels, two hand towels and two wash cloths, the property of Carolita Samuel of Belair, estimated at US$34.
Bail was denied to Providence by Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne a total of three times from the date he was first charged, before it was granted last Friday, the prosecution making submissions that he was a flight risk and later, that similar offences were likely to surface against him.
The trial for Providence is set to take place on December 11.