Taxi driver granted bail on fraud charge

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A taxi driver attached to the Green Ice Taxi Service was yesterday granted $20,000 bail when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for fraudulent conversion.

Chaitram Suknandan, 37, of 135 Grove, Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara pleaded guilty to the charge which alleged that on October 10, 2016 at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, while being entrusted with money to pay mortgage that is to say $90,000 by Shawn Mahadeo, he converted same to his own use and benefits.

The defendant begged the Magistrate to give him one week’s time to return the money.

His matter was adjourned for October 20 and transferred to the Providence Magistrate Court. (Ramona Luthi)

 

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