Three men were yesterday charged with forging a transport for a $7.5M Campbellville Housing Scheme property.
The allegation against Charlie Richards, Conrad Right and Cecil Pluck is that between July 16 and July 29, at Georgetown, with intent to defraud Dr. Bezaro Ordanez, they conspired with each other to forge a transport in favour of John Cole, for a property located at 77 Campbellville Housing Scheme. The property was valued at $7.5M.
The men were not required to plead to the indictable charge of conspiracy to commit a felony when it was read to them at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court by Magitrate Hazel Octave-Hamilton. Richards and Right were remanded to prison, while Pluck was granted bail in the sum of $400,000.
In addition, Right was separately arraigned on a charge that he had forged bank notes in his possession. It was alleged that on August 9, at Georgetown, without lawful authority or excuse, he had in his possession 11 US$100 bank notes, knowing same to be forged.
No facts were presented to the court in either of the matters.
Right, 51, is a block factory owner and resides at 13 Friendship East Bank Demerara; while Pluck, 50, is an electrical contractor who lives at 54 Fifth Street Subryanville, Georgetown. Meanwhile; no particulars were recorded by the court for Richards who was unrepresented by counsel.
Attorney Adrian Thompson, who represented Right and Pluck, made applications for the men to be admitted to reasonable bail, saying they posed no risk of flight and had fixed addresses. Thompson said too that Right, who is a passport holder, would lodge the travel document with the police if need be.
Police sergeant Lionel Harvey objected to Richards and Right being granted their pre-trial liberty, stating that the former made no application to be admitted to bail and the latter had other matters before the court. Harvey had no objection to Pluck being granted bail.
Both matters will be called again in Court One on October 24.