[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 32- year – old taxi driver of Agricola, Greater Georgetown was today placed on $125,000 bail by Magistrate Faith McGusty on three charges: fraudulent conversion, damage to property and simple larceny.
Eon Thompson pleaded not guilty to all the charges, one of which alleged that on Tuesday, April 29 at Georgetown, being solely entrusted with $60,000 in order to pay the same to Guyana & Trinidad Mutual Fire & Life Insurance Companies (GTM) for Troy Altram.
The other offence alleged that between April 4 and 29 at Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously damaged one car device valued $15,000.
The third allegation stated that between the same period at Georgetown, he stole two Premier speakers, two other speakers, one car jack among other items, together valued $448,000, property of the same virtual complainant (VC).
Police Prosecutor, Seon Blackman objected to bail on the grounds the defendant and VC are known to each other and if granted bail, he may tamper with the witnesses.
The Court heard that since offence was committed, Thompson has not been cooperating with the Police.
However, Thompson pleaded for bail and requested two weeks to repay the money. He informed the Court that he has three children to take care of and wants the matter to come to an end.
He was granted bail by Magistrate McGusty on condition that he has no contact with the victim and was bonded to keep the peace pending the determination of the matter. He will make his next Court appearance on June 12.