Duo accused of stealing over $7M in Thrill drinks

Two men who were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony after they allegedly stole from their place of employment in excess of $7 million in soft drinks were yesterday placed on $750,000 bail after they appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The allegation is that between February 9 and Sep-tember 2011 at Georgetown, being employed as clerks or servants at Caribbean Inter-national Distributors Inc (CIDI), Anil Khan and Kurt Cameron conspired together with persons unknown and stole 4,121 cases of 375 ml Thrill soft drinks valued in excess of $7 million.

Khan who resides at Lot 92 Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara, was also slapped with a fraud charge involving CIDI summay sheets.

The duo was not required to plead to the indictable charges when they were read to them by acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine–Beharry.

The attorney representing the two accused made an application for bail on the grounds that the number one defendant (Khan) who is the father of two, suffers from diabetes and is in need of regular, routine

Check ups by his doctor. The attorney told the court that the number two accused (Cameron) was arrested and detained by the company before he was taken to the police station.

Police Corporal Lionel Harvey after listening to the applications had no objection to the duo being granted bail but requested that a substantial sum be required to ensure that they return to court.

Khan was placed on $500,000 bail and Cameron who resides at Lot 22 Eccles was placed on $250,000 bail by the magistrate.

The matter was transferred to Court Two for reports and fixture and was adjourned by Magistrate Sueanna Lovell for October 21.

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