A vendor was yesterday granted more time to pay a businesswoman whom she defrauded of over $200,000 in items.
The courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan heard that between September 1, 2016 and January 5, 2017, at Georgetown, Coleen Kendall, 57, of 714 Penny Lane South Ruimveldt Gardens, being solely entrusted by Angela Venkatasammi with household articles valued at $223,817, to sell and give the proceeds to Venkatasammi, fraudulently converted same to her own use and benefit.
Kendall a vendor, pleaded guilty to the charge.
Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the court that Venkatasammi, who owns a store at Brassonic’s on Water Street, on September 1, 2016, gave Kendall a quantity of household articles to sell. Jones said days passed and Venkatasammi tried to contact Kendall for her money. The prosecutor said that a report was later made to the police.
According to Kendall, she did not pay Venkatasammi because she was facing rental problems with her shop. Kendall said that she would usually pay for the items she would take from Venkatasammi but she could not have done so this time.
The accused said that the virtual complainant did make contact with her for the money, and she told the virtual complainant that she needed more time to pay her.
Kendall told the court that all she had was $20,000 to pay Venkatasammi since the issues pertaining to her store had left her “dry.” She also told the court that she would try to sell her property and appliances in her home to pay the woman.
Chief Magistrate McLennan ordered Kendall to pay the $20,000 to the virtual complainant and the remaining amount on January 30. The matter was adjourned until then.