Taxi driver remanded to prison for alleged larceny

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The accused, Jason Hunte. [iNews' Photo]
The accused, Jason Hunte. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Jason Hunte, a taxi driver of Lot 44 Grove East Bank Demerara was today refused bail by Magistrate Ann McLennan for allegedly stealing money from a car.

The 31 – year – old defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on November 7, 2013 at Camp Street, Georgetown, he stole $196,000 from Ashraf Ali.

Police Prosecutor, Dinero Jones told the Court that on the day in question the defendant parked his vehicle outside of Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). Upon his return, he observed the left side front window of the car was broken and the money missing.

Ali subsequently reported the matter to the Police and an investigation was carried out. Fingerprints were analyzed and were matched to the defendant.

Attorney – at – Law, Paul Fung – A – Fat represented the accused. The defendant, with no prior conviction was remanded to prison and will return to Court on May 13 before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

 

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