A conman, who was recently released from prison, and who clearly did not learn his lesson, will have the next nine years to rethink his approach after Magistrate Judy Lathcman sent him to jail on several fraud charges.
Troy Webster, 37, initially pleaded guilty with explanations to the six charges read to him but later confessed.
The charges against him allege that between August 17 and 21, 2017, at Georgetown and with intent to defraud, he obtained from Lisa Prince, Tamara Summerset, Marissa Williams, Kenisha Boyce, Nekeisha Haynes and Anesia Jones G$7000 each, pretending to be in a position to offer them a job.
When asked to provide his explanation to the court, Webster remained tight-lipped thus forcing Magistrate Latchman to have the matter stood down.
When recalled, Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves revealed that defendant would pose as a businessman seeking females to work either in the Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) area or on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD).
He would request a sum of G$7000 along with a copy of their identification card but will however; vanish after informing them that he would make contact with them to commence work.
The matter was however reported to the Brickdam Police Station and the defendant was apprehended, arrested and charged with the offences.
However, what prompted the harsh sentence is the fact that Webster was previously before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and jailed for the same offence.
Magistrate Latchman sentenced him to 18 months in prison for the six charges, which will run consecutively.
In handing down the sentence, Latchman told the accused “it is obvious that you did not learn your lesson”.