Real Estate Agent accused of fraud, granted $250,000 bail

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The accused: Winetta Britton. [iNews' Photo]
The accused: Winetta Britton. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Businesswoman Winetta Britton of South Better Hope, East Coast Demerara was granted $250,000 bail by Magistrate Ann McLeannan when she appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Firday, February 28 to answer to a of fraudulent conversion.

Britton pleaded not guilty to the offence which alleged that on November 4, 2010 at Kitty, Georgetown, being solely entrusted by Penelope Andrews with $980,000 to supply a Toyota Hiace motor bus, failed to do so and convert the said money into her own use and benefit.

Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones said the defendant was charged before the Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine for the said offence before, but she did not appear in Court and an arrest warrant was issued for her.

The Prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that if granted, she will not return for her trial, coupled with contradicting addresses.

Britton was represented by Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes, who told the Court that an arrest warrant was issued for his client yesterday. He highlighted that it is a civil dispute and his client has been fully cooperative with police. Hughes added that Britton imports vehicles and is also a real estate agent.

The objection was overruled and she will reappear in Court on March 19.

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