Man accused of defrauding NIS charged

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David Alli, the man who is accused of fraudulently providing false information on a check given to him by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) was on Wednesday slapped with two charges for the offence.

The 45-year-old, Suriname national who currently resides at Bagotville, West Bank Demerara (WBD) denied that between February 13, 2018 and May 7, 2018 at Georgetown he forged one NIS voucher dated May 7, valued $9,695 in favour of himself purporting to show that it was valued $90,695 knowing same to be false.

On May 7, 2018, and while at Brickdam, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, Alli allegedly uttered to Saskia George the same forged NIS voucher knowing same to be false. He also denied that he committed that offence.

According to the alleged fraudster, he doesn’t have any money in Guyana to maintain himself. Despite denying the offences, he apologised for committing the act and begged for forgiveness.

Police Prosecutor Simone Payne had no bail objections, however, Alli indicated to Magistrate Fabayo Azore, whom he appeared before, that he cannot afford bail as he has no family living in Guyana.

Azore granted him bail in the sum of $25,000 each for the two charges and told the defendant that she would not be releasing him on his own recognisance as the charges against him are serious offences.

He is expected to next appear in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on May 16, 2018.

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