Convict to spend 18 months in jail for keeping counterfeit money

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Seon Davis
Seon Davis

[www.inewsguyana.com] Seon Davis, a 32-year-old man who resides at 164 Charlotte Street was today (Thursday June 26), sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for possession of counterfeit money.

The prisoner was unrepresented during his trial and was found guilty as charged for the offence. He was informed by Magistrate Faith McGusty that the Prosecution has proven elements against him in the charge.

It is alleged that on August 29, 2013, at Stabroek Market Georgetown, he had six counterfeit thousand dollar notes in his possession.
The matter was Prosecuted by Seon Blackman who told the Court that Davis was recently sentenced to two years imprisonment on a larceny from person charge.

According to the prosecution’s facts, on the day of the incident, ranks acting on information conducted a search on the accused during which they found the counterfeit money in his right pants pocket with other cash.

In his defence he told the Court that on the day in question he sold a cellular phone to a man who paid him the money. he calimed he had no knowledge was counterfeit.

However, the Court disbelieved that version of the story, since he made no contact or gave the police any information to contact the person he allegedly sold the phone to. 

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