Another businessman has appeared in court charged with fraudulently obtaining money from the account of the Arima Borough Corporation. Only last week Wednesday, 37-year-old Chaguanas businessman Gregory Reece was placed on $300,000 bail when he appeared in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ court charged with uttering three fraudulent cheques to the value of $1.4 million to the First Citizens bank in Montrose, Chaguanas and later withdrawing a sum of money which was drawn from the account of the Arima Borough Corporation.
Yesterday, La Romaine contractor ( Ian Jahoorie) was placed on $500, 000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar in the San Fernando First court on six fraud charges.
He was not called upon to plead as the charges were laid indictably. Four of the charges related to uttering fraudulent documents namely fraudulent Central Bank cheques to the value of $600,000, another for attempting to obtain money from the Arima Borough Corporation and the last for obtaining $280,000 from Republic Bank, San Fernando which was drawn from the account of the Arima Borough Corporation .
Police say the offences were committed between June and August. The businessman was arrested at the bank last week Thursday when he went to make a withdrawal. He is to re-appear in court on September 25.
Investigations were conducted by ASP Ghisiyawan, Sgt Bachew and Cpl Badree of the Fraud Squad. Charges were laid by PC Lutchman.