A saw operator accused of making a false declaration to secure a new passport was yesterday admitted to bail in the sum of $60,000 after appearing before Magistrate Hazel Octave-Hamilton.
The allegation against Orin Newenkirk, 35, is that on August 15 at the Central Immigration and Passport Office, for the purpose of procuring a new passport, he signed a written declaration that he was never previously issued a passport, knowing same to be false.
The resident of 20 Dahlia Street, Wismar, Linden denied the charge when it was read to him by the magistrate at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
No details of what transpired on the day in question were presented to the court.
Attorney Adrian Thompson who represented the accused made a successful bail application for his client to be granted his pre-trial liberty.
Thompson advanced that his client has no antecedents, poses no risk of flight, has a fixed address and has been cooperating with police investigations. The prosecution had no objection to the bail application made by the attorney but requested that it be set in a substantial sum to ensure he returns to court to stand trial.
Newenkirk was subsequently granted $60,000 bail and ordered to attend Court One on November 3.