[www.inewsguyana.com] – A sales clerk attached to Bacchus Drugs Store appeared in court, charged with the offences of simple larceny and two counts of embezzlement.
Twenty – four – year old Rafael Lorry of Supply, East Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to all the charges. It is alleged that on July 30 at Saffon Street, Georgetown he stole several pharmaceutical items totaling $80,000, which was the property of Mohamed Hussein Bacchus.
According to the allegations, on the same day at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara, Lorry embezzled a total of $236,638 from Bacchus Drugs Store. Attorney – at – law Adrian Thompson represented the accused and in a bid to secure bail for his client told the court that the accused was taken into custody along with other employees of the drugs store and was placed on $100,000 station bail.
The Attorney also noted that his client is not a flight risk, adding that Lorry has been cooperating with the police since the allegations were made against him. However, Police Prosecutor Vishnu Hunt objected to bail noting the quantum involved in the three charges and that there are also other ongoing investigations in regards to other customers to the tune of $32 million.
The prosecutor also disclosed that if the accused is to be granted bail, the possibility exist that he will not return to court for trial. He was remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman. [Royan Abrams]