Sales supervisor obtained over $475,000 with forged cheque -court hears

A sales supervisor, accused of fraudulently obtaining more than $475,000 by means of a forged cheque, was yesterday admitted to bail in the sum of $200,000 by acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

The allegation against Akim Jordan is that on February 1, with intent to defraud, he obtained $475,918 from the Bank of Guyana with a cheque purporting to show that same was issued by the Guyana Islamic Forum for Education, Peace and Religious Solidarity.

Further, it was alleged that between January 3 and February 11, 2011, with intent to defraud, Jordan conspired with a person or persons unknown to forge a Bank of Guyana cheque numbered 485967 in favour of himself; purporting to show that same was issued by the Islamic Forum.

Jordan, of 388 Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara, denied the charges when they were read to him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The prosecution had no objection to the accused being granted his pre-trial liberty but requested that it be set in a substantial sum to ensure he returns to stand trial.

Jordan was granted $100,000 bail on each charge and the case was transferred to Court Five for August 3 for statements.

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