Two women obtained over $6M from ministry bank account

-court hears

Two women, including a mother of six, were yesterday accused of illegally obtaining over $6M in total from Finance Ministry bank accounts, using forged cheques.

Pauline Houston and Anita Glasgow appeared before Magistrate Hazel Octave-Hamilton at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. They were not required to plead to the indictable charges of conspiracy to commit a felony when they were read to them.

The allegation against Houston is that on December 22, 2010, she conspired with person or persons unknown to obtain $2.8M by virtue of a Bank of Guyana cheque from the account of the Ministry of Finance.

Meanwhile, Anita Glasgow is accused on three similar charges, which stated that she obtained altogether in excess of $3.8M by virtue of a Bank of Guyana cheque from the account of the Ministry of Finance.

Houston, 58, of 21 Ogle Front, East Coast Demerara was admitted to bail in the sum of $125,000. The security supervisor is a mother of six.

Meanwhile, Glasgow, 44, of 452 West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme was granted $125,000 bail for each charge.

The cases were transferred to Court One for September 7.

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