Sales Rep. charged with defrauding customer of $11M

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Jasodra Bahadur leaves the Georgetown Magistrate's Court. [iNews' Photo]
Jasodra Bahadur leaves the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com]A 35-year-old sales representative of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara was today slapped with twenty-six charges of simple larceny, when she appeared before Magistrate Ann McLennan.

Jasodra Bahadur stood calmly and was not required to plead to charges which alleged that between January 5, 2011 and October 5, 2012; she stole in excess of $11 M, property of Mohamed RD Khan.

Attorney- at – Law Latchmi Rahamat represented the accused and indicated that her client is the Sales Representative of New Horizon Food and Manufacturing Distribution Company. She added that Bahadur has pending matters before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry in which she has being charged in excess of seven counts of similar offences and was granted surety in the sum of $350,000.

The lawyer added that her client has been cooperating with the police since she was first arrested.

Police prosecutor, Dinero Jones informed the court that the Virtual Complainant (VC) Mohamed RD Khan is a customer and usually signs blank cheques and the accused, who is assigned to deal with the VC, is responsible for inserting the amount and name of her employer.

The Court was told that the accused would instead insert her name on the cheque, along with a large amount of money, change the cheque and give her employer their money and then keep the rest for herself.

The prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds of the seriousness of the offences, which amounted in excess of $11 million and the fact that she has similar pending charges before the court. The objection was overruled and the defendant was placed on $100,000 bail on each charge, until January 6.

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