Miner granted $400,000 bail for fraud charge

January 12, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgFifty-eight-year-old Michael Boodhoo, a miner of Lot 925 Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara, appeared on Monday before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman on a charge of fraud, which detailed that he had written a cheque for over $800,000, knowing that he was not in receipt of that sum.It is alleged that with intent to defraud, Boodhoo, on December 11, 2016, at Georgetown, uttered to Latchmie Singh one forged Republic Bank cheque, #7406, valued at $844,000.On the same day and at the same location, Boodhoo obtained from Singh arch panel doors and arch windows by way of the said cheque valued at $844,000, knowing same to be forged.On December 9, 2016, Boodhoo ordered the items from Latchmie Singh’s place of business, and on December 11, 2016, his order was delivered by Latchmie Singh.However, when Singh visited Republic Bank on the same day to cash the cheque, it was revealed that the sum was not available in the defendant’s account.The matter was reported to the Police and Boodhoo was recently arrested and charged. He denied that he had defrauded Singh, and has been placed on $400,000 bail. He is expected to make his next court appearance on June 28.last_img

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