Police have charged a 30-year-old San Juan man with 40 counts of forgery. Shaheed Hosein, of Chotoo Street, is accused of committing the offences between August 2019 and January 2020. He faces 21 counts of obtaining money by using of “a forged instrument,” 21 counts of uttering a forged document and one count of larceny servant in the sum of $3,036. He appeared, via video conferencing, before magistrate Rehanne Hosein on Wednesday.
In a release to the media, the police said a worker of a pest control company in Cascade obtained $147,000 from 21 cheques drawn from an account in his employer’s name between August 28, 2019 and January 2020. It was later discovered that the signatures on the cheques were forged.
The police said, in another incident on December 20, 2019, the same worker was given $16,795 by his employer to deposit into the company’s account. The worker deposited $13,759. After the deficit was discovered, the worker could not account for it. Subsequently, it was discovered that he had taken the funds for his use and benefit.
Fraud Squad officers took a report and started an investigation. Hosein was arrested on Sunday. He was charged by WPC Lazarus on Tuesday.
Hosein was granted $150,000 bail with surety and the matter was adjourned to June 17.