Construction worker to repay client after misusing funds – court hears

A construction worker, charged with misappropriating over $500,000 sent to him to construct the lower flat of a home, was yesterday released on bail by a city magistrate after his lawyer signaled that he was willing to repay the victim.

Claudius Peters denied the allegation that on July 17, 2016, at Georgetown, he converted $274,151.21 that was sent to him by Damali Wilson to construct the lower flat of her home.

Peters, 33, of 156 First Street Mocha, further denied a similar charge which stated that on August 2, 2016, he converted $282,800 sent to him by Wilson.

Attorney Patrice Henry, who represented the defendant, told the court that Peters had in his possession $100,000 to begin repaying the complainant but needed time to pay the remainder of the funds.

This was supported by the prosecution, who stated that the complainant was told that Peters is willing to repay her and had the sum he mentioned. The court heard that the file was complete and that there was no objection to bail being granted.

Peters was then granted $50,000 bail and the case was adjourned until April 24, when it will be heard by Magistrate Dylon Bess.

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