Is it Anthony or Michael?


A MURWILLUMBAH court case remains in limbo after Magistrate Jeff Linden yesterday seemingly suspected he was being duped.

Charon Zachary Remillard, 49, of Murwillumbah, was in court facing a high-range PCA (drink-drive) charge and failing to obtain a NSW licence after residing in the state for three months.

Mr Linden, looking puzzled, said, "that's not your name".

"Yes that is my name, I changed it," Remillard said.

Remillard was in court last year with his identical twin brother, but then his surname was Boylan.

Last year identical twin brothers Anthony and Michael Boylan, 49, of Murwillumbah, pleaded not guilty to receiving stolen property, photocopies of police evidence.

The photocopies related to the theft of an alleged Cezanne painting from art collector John Opit's Limpinwood home in February, 2004.

The matter was eventually dismissed.

But yesterday the court was unsure if Remillard was Anthony or Michael Boylan.

Remillard said he was he was Anthony Boylan.

Michael Boylan was jailed in October last year, given a three-month non-parole period, over driving offences.

Yesterday Mr Linden stood the matter down wanting clarification.

A few minutes later Remillard left the court returning five to 10 minutes later.

The police prosecutor asked for an adjournment saying there was confusion as to who Remillard was.

He said a Murwillumbah police officer was able to distinguish between the twins and asked that the matter be adjourned until March 3.

He also requested that on that day the defendant remain within the court during the proceedings.

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