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Man in court over counterfeit bills

A teenager accused of carrying $1,500 in counterfeit United States currency has denied the charge in Magistrates' Court.

Lamont Mason, 19, of Portland Lane, Sandys was charged with possessing 15 $100 bills on April 15 in Warwick.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set a June 1 trial date, offering bail of $3,000 with a like surety and ordering Mr Mason to surrender his travel documents.

Defence lawyer Michael Scott called for an earlier date, saying his client was a student in the US and did not want to miss so much school.

“There will be a strong defence of having a completely lawful excuse,” Mr Scott added.

“He has got caught up in the web of the justice system,” Mr Tokunbo replied, setting a mention date for Wednesday.

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Published April 20, 2015 at 1:14 pm (Updated April 20, 2015 at 1:24 pm)

Man in court over counterfeit bills

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