A boat builder was yesterday charged with stealing $800,000 in parts, which he claimed had been given to him.
Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan placed Claude Flue on $50,000 bail after hearing submissions by his lawyer in a Georgetown court.
Flue, of 129 Sideline Dam, West La Penitence, was accused of stealing a propeller, a lamp and a shaft, which were property of the virtual complainant Seeram Vishwa.
The items were estimated to have a total value of $800,000.
Flue’s lawyer, in seeking bail, claimed that the boat parts in question were given to his client by a man identified as “Mr. Ross.” He added that the items had been on his client’s property for three years and were later sold for a total sum of $300,000.
After setting Flue’s bail, the magistrate adjourned the matter to January 14th, 2016, when it is to be called at Court 5.