Lumber deal lands logger on false pretence charge

A logger accused of pretending that he could supply a man with a quantity of lumber, knowing this to be false, was yesterday placed on $25,000 bail by acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

The allegation against Randolph Thorne is that on March 29, at Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he obtained from Leon Cort $50,000 by falsely pretending to the said Cort that he was in a position to supply him with 5,000BM of lumber within eight days, knowing same to be false.

Thorne, of 31 Albouys Street, Albouystown, denied the charge of obtaining money by false pretence when it was read to him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Thorne was granted his pre-trial liberty and ordered to attend Court Five on October 19.

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