Three men who allegedly attempted to defraud and obtain money by false pretence were yesterday placed on $125,000 bail each after they appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
The allegation is that on September 28 at Georgetown, with intent to defraud and obtain money from Latisha Joseph, Stephon Hamilton of Lot 128 Plaisance Housing Scheme, falsely pretended that he had 24.46 grammes of raw gold, knowing the same to be false.
On the same day, 28-year-old Rohee Ramsamjh with intent to defraud and obtain money from Audrey Samaroo falsely pretended that he had 123.8 grammes of raw gold knowing the same to be false.
It is further alleged that Anand Ramsood of Corriverton, with intent to defraud and obtain money from Audrey Samaroo also falsely pretended that he had 51.03 grammes of raw gold, knowing the same to be false.
The three unrepresented accused pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to them.
No facts were presented to the court on what had transpired on the day in question.
After presenting the facts to the court the prosecution had no objection to bail. The acting chief magistrate granted the defendants bail on condition that they report to Constable Baksh at the Brickdam Police Station every Friday at 9 am.
The matter was transferred to Court Five and will be called again on October 18.