A 28-year-old Trinidadian who is currently on remand for fraud charges, today made another appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for yet another charge of fraud at a city hotel.
Anthony Nestor pleaded guilty with explanation to the charge which stated that between September 2 and 17 at Eldorado Inn at Thomas and Quamina street, he incurred a debt of $135,000 by means of staying at the hotel and refusing to pay.
Police prosecutor Neville Jeffers stated that the virtual complainant was reading a daily newspaper when he spotted an article with the defendant committing the same offense at other hotels. As such, he made a report to the police station.
The unrepresented man told the court that he lost his baggage and was unable to pay, however he stated that presently he is able to pay the virtual complainant immediately through his spouse.
He was able to hand over the money to a representative of the hotel in court but was $5,000 short, and as such he promised to have the balance repaid by Monday.
Nestor remains on remand for the previous fraud charges.