Technical Officer remanded for faking Office of the President Stamp

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Frederick Ross
Frederick Ross

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 71-year-old Technical Officer of Government Compound, Friendship, East Coast Demerara was remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman on two charges.

Frederick Ross pleaded not guilty to both charges, one of which alleged that between March 15 and April 4, 2014 at Friendship, East Coast Demerara he conspired with person (s) unknown to forge an Office of the President (OP) stamp.

Ross was further charged with uttering a forged document, in that on April 03, 2014, at Friendship with intent to defraud, he uttered to Everne Singh, called “Velma,” a letter dated April 03, 2014 with a false OP stamp affixed, purporting to show that same was issued by Office of the President despite knowing same to be false.

The defendant told the Court that the matter was already dealt with by Magistrate Sueanna Lovell. Police Prosecutor, Shellon Daniels did not present the facts in Court. The Prosecutor objected to bail based on the seriousness of the offence.

Bail was refused and the case will be called on Monday January 26, at the Vigilance Magistrates’ Court.

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