Taxi driver charged with fraud

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A taxi driver was placed on $750,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore charged with fraud.

Thirty – year – old Cecil Davis of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara was not required to plead to the charge which read that between May 08 and July 19, he falsely obtained from Raymond James and Candacy Sealey $2.4M with intention to defraud them.

The Police prosecutor told the court that on the day in question; the two virtual complainants who operate a dredge at Mahdia came to Georgetown and made arrangement for a taxi to pick them up.

According t o the allegations, their regular taxi driver was busy at the time, and as such he put them onto Cecil Davis.

According to the prosecutor, the accused and both virtual complainants had a discussion about the purchase of a house when Davis, who was assisted by a female accomplice told Raymond James and Candacy Sealey that he got two houses to sell and took both complainants to Eccles, where he showed them the buildings and requested half of the total cost for the house.

The Prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that the investigation is ongoing, the seriousness of the offence and the fact that other allegations of similar nature are likely to be laid against the accused.

Davis is also required to lodge his passport and report to CID headquarters every Friday. He is scheduled to return to court on August 12. [Royan Abams]

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