TSU Constable charged with 2 counts of fraud, receives bail

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David Singh making his way out of the Court compound

A member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Thursday morning, to answer to multiple charges of alleged fraud.

Forty-two-year -old David Singh, a Constable attached to the Tactical Services Unit (TSU), was charged with the offences and released on $40,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan following a not guilty plea by the accused.

The first charge alleged that David Singh on January 26, 2017, at Penny Lane South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, falsely pretended to pay $6000 per day for a period of 40 days, for the hiring of a motor car from Virtual Complainant (VC), Troy Jacobs, knowing same to be false.

Moreover, the accused between February 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016, at Eccles Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, uplifted some $400, 000 on the account of Latchman Mohabir from Rabindra Harrichand, which he converted to his own use and benefit.

Singh denied the allegations read to him by the Magistrate.

Attorney Patrice Henry in bail application for his client, stated that the accused is not a flight risk and will return to court should bail be granted. He added that Singh had reimbursed both complainants in full, prior to Thursday’s court hearing.

Prosecutor Arvin Moore did not object to bail, provided that same is granted in a substantial sum.

Bail was set to the sum of $40,000; $15, 000 for the first charge and $25, 000 on the latter charge of fraudulent conversion.

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