Police ranks slapped with 38 fraud charges

Police Corporals, Shanice Fraser and Ryan Grey
Police Corporals, Shanice Fraser and Ryan Grey

Two members of the Guyana Police Force were on Friday slapped with a total of 38 fraud charges when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Police Corporals, Shanice Fraser, 31, and Ryan Grey, 25, were not required to plead to the charges when it was read to them by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

The Court heard that on the August 12, 2017 while in Georgetown with the intent to defraud the public, the two colluded to forge 38 examination papers for persons who allegedly paid to acquire a driver’s license.

According to facts presented to the court, Grey is allegedly responsible for forging 20 of the examination papers while Fraser was suspected of forging 18 of them.

Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield, made no objections to bail being granted but requested that conditions be applied. The two were ordered to report to the CID Headquarters every Friday.

Fraser was granted bail in the sum of $150,000 while Grey was released on $160,000 bail and the matter was adjourned for August 17, 2018.

In April last an investigation was launched by the Guyana Police Force which unveiled that there was a total of 207 pass papers for persons writing the examination for a drivers license while only about 61 persons attended and wrote the examinations.



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