Shoplifter identifies herself as Saint Lucian and Guyanese

Authorities in Barbados are investigating a possible passport scam, after arresting a woman who goes by multiple identities and nationalities.

Barbados Today reports that the court was told that on two occasions the woman identified herself as a Saint Lucian national.

But she also claimed to be a Guyanese national when she used the name – Althea Charles.

The publication quoted Immigration officials in Barbados as saying that the 32-year old accused shoplifter, Alexis Ernestine Charles, had been issued a Barbados passport under questionable circumstances.

The court was told that even though she was in possession of a valid passport, the associated documentation did not reflect that a Barbados ID card had been submitted, as was required for the official travel document to be issued.

Barbados Today reports that the plot got thicker when the court was informed that the name on the passport was not Alexis Charles, even though it was presented by the woman yesterday when she was caught stealing $38.65 worth of items from the Roxy Supermarket on Eagle Hall, St Michael.

To add to the bewilderment of the investigating officer, there was no record in the immigration system of the name, Hosanna Songs, which is contained in the official travel document that was issued on June 30, 2015 and expires in 2025, the publication said.

Immigration could not find any trace of Althea Charles – another name by which the accused woman is known.

Concern was also expressed about the location of the official seal on the document.

Earlier, when the shoplifting case was introduced, the court was told that the woman had been charged at Black Rock Police Station yesterday under the name Alexis Ernestine Charles of Cane Garden, St Thomas, but was charged for theft earlier this year using the name Hosanna Songs.

The accused woman has pleaded guilty to the charge that she stole one can of cashew nuts and a bottle of olive oil from the Roxy Supermarket.

She was remanded to prison until August 10.


  1. Sad-But-True
    July 14, 2016 at 11:49 am

    And one wonders who everyone hates Guyanese?

  2. Sad-But-True
    July 14, 2016 at 11:50 am

    And one wonders why everyone hates Guyanese?

  3. anomymous
    July 14, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Hosanna songs?

  4. Anonymous
    July 14, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I’m not surprised that she would claim to be St.Lucian. A country with a pathological liar for a PM would seem welcoming to someone like that.

  5. Anonymous
    July 14, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    My oh my why a shame.
    Helen has tears in her eyes and cold in her nose.

  6. Anonymous
    July 14, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    This woman can even lie about her age as well.. She look ole.. My gosh??32 Aawa..

  7. Shery
    July 14, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Youll talking the woman dont know where she is from dont just say stuff there are of of all kind in the world…

    1. Sad-But-True
      July 15, 2016 at 5:06 am

      We have NO clue of “ITS” Sex. I am still very much puzzled.

  8. 666
    July 14, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Bajans are a bunch of stoopids…no? Hosana songs? And Guyanese accent is just like theirs, no where close to our French/English mix.

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