Tuschen man charged with fraud, forgery

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WazimThirty – seven – year old Wazim Baksh was today charged with two counts of forgery and one count of fraud when he appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.

Baksh of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo pleaded not guilty to all three charges, one of which read that on March 08 at Goed Fortune West Bank Demerara, with the intention to defraud, produced one false US$100 to Deolat Persaud knowing it to be false.

It was further alleged that on April 03 at Parika East Bank Essequibo; the man obtained three outboard engines valued $4M, property of Ravendra Budhoo using a forged Republic Bank cheque.

The allegations also state that between February 01 and July 10 Baksh obtained $500,000 from Robert Durga for a lease for a plot of land which he fraudulently converted to his own use.

Baksh was represented by Attorney-at-Law Dexter Todd, who told the court that Robert Durga does not want to proceed with the matter. He also disclosed that it’s an unfortunate situation and asked for reasonable bail for the accused.

The Magistrate dismissed Durga’s matter and as it relates to the fraud and forgery offenses, Baksh was placed on $300,000 bail. [Royan Abrams]