THE alleged principal offender in the theft of $50,000 worth of new $100 bills from a bank in Suva was further remanded in police custody by the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday.
Viliame Cama was reminded by the court to make proper bail application and provide suitable sureties.
Mr Cama is charged with one count of theft.
Director of Public Prosecutions lawyer Nancy Tikoisuva said they had not checked his conviction history, which was their only issue.
Ms Tikoisuva said the accused person was very co-operative with police.
DPP will need more time to reply to his bail application.
The other five allegedly involved in the theft also appeared in court.
Michael Christopher, Sunia Gerua, Vikash Vinay Prasad and Eferemo Caketi are charged with one count of receiving stolen property each while Vasemaca Senilagakali is charged with giving false information to a public servant.
Despite no objection from the DPP's office on their bail application, Magistrate Yohan Liyanage denied bail to the four men.
He said this was because their application did not show any strong family ties and they were also flight risks.
However, bail was granted to Ms Senilagakali on the grounds that she was a single mother with two children and was the sole breadwinner in the family. A new mention date was set for January 17.