Labourer who admitted to ‘gambling’ Businessman’s money fined $25,000

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[www.inewsguyana.com] – Deochand Raghubar was fined $25,000 by Magistrate Geeta Chandan – Edmond after he pleaded guilty to the offence of fraudulent misappropriation.

The Court heard that on January 17 at South Street, Georgetown, being solely entrusted by Rawl Barkley with the sum of $11,700 to purchase 24 ¼ bottles High Wine and 24 ¼ bottles Vodka, he fraudulently misappropriated the same to his own use and benefits.

Prosecutor James Garnett told the Court that on the day in question, the Complainant entrusted the defendant with the money to go to Narine’s Liquor store and purchase the said alcohol and return the same to his business place.

However, the defendant never returned with the articles and it was later learned that he gambled some of the money and utilized the rest for his personal use.

The man told the Court that he regrets what he did and suggested that he will work for the Complainant and promised to repay him $1,000 per day.

The Prosecutor confirmed to the Court that the defendant is a repeat offender, who was convicted on two occasions for littering.

The father of one was ordered to pay the fine with a default of two months imprisonment.

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