Man pleads guilty to fraud charges; sentenced to one year in jail

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Paul Gittens

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Forty-four-year-old Paul Gittens was sentenced to one year imprisonment on Tuesday, February 03 on two counts of false pretense.

He pleaded guilty to both charges when he made his appearance before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The first charge stated that on January 20 at Alberttown, Georgetown, with intent to defraud he obtained the sum of $100,000 from Tandika Watson by pretending that he was in a position to sell a flat screen television.

Particulars of the other offence stated that on January 28 at Georgetown, with intent to defraud he obtained the sum of $800,000 from Harriet Hackette Nails by pretending that he was in a position to sell a BMW motor car.

He was not represented by legal counsel and was sentenced to year for each offence, which will run concurrently.

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