Former Beepats Employee accused of embezzling $1.4M from the company

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Former Beepats Employee, Jason DeFlorimonte hides his face as he exits the Georgetown Magistrate's Court. [iNews' Photo]
Former Beepats Employee, Jason DeFlorimonte hides his face as he exits the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com]A former salesman of Beepats was slapped with several charges of embezzlement and falsification, when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman on Tuesday, November 26 at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

Jason DeFlorimonte, 26 of Pike Street Kitty, Georgetown, was not required to plead to the charges. Particulars of the charge noted that on seven different counts between August 1 and October 31 at Georgetown, being employed as a Clerk at Beepats Hardware and Haberdashery store, he fraudulently embezzled a sum of money in excess of $1.4 million.

As it relates to the first falsification offence, it is alleged between August 15 and October 31 at Georgetown, with intent to defraud he made or concur in making a false invoice belonging to his employer purporting to show that Treasure Parks had ordered a quantity of goods during the month of August, in the sum of $9,946 where as the sum payable for the goods ordered was $25,940.

The second falsification offence stated that during the same time at Georgetown, with intent to defraud he made an invoice belonging to his employer purporting to show that Bibi Deo had ordered a quantity of goods during the month of August, in the sum of $52,046 where as the sum payable for the goods ordered was $370,000.

Attorney- at – Law James Bond represented the accused and stated that his client is the sole bread winner for his reputed wife and two children. He added that during the month of October his client was robbed $ 1.2 million at Beepats and suffered injuries from the said robbery.

Bond said that salesmen have a risky job and are not given much security and are given haversacks to collect money.

He added that his client never had any brushes with the law before and despite the amount of charges he requested bail in a reasonable sum for his client.

He noted that his client has cooperated with the police during the investigation and was greeted yesterday morning with charges when he turned up to report. Bail was refused and the accused will make another Court appearance on December 4.

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