Clerk charged with pilfering $500,000 from Everest Cricket Club

Soma Basmattie Jaikaran, a former clerk for the Everest Cricket Club, was yesterday charged with defrauding the organisation of over $500,000.

Soma Basmattie Jaikaran appeared before city magistrate Leron Daly, who read a charge which stated that between September 28, 2016, and November 15, 2016, at Georgetown, being employed as a clerk or servant at the Everest Cricket Club, she fraudulently converted $549,600 taken into her possession, in the name or on account of the club.

Jaikaran, of 468 Block ‘A’ Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, denied the charge.

Attorney Nigel Hughes, who represented Jaikaran, requested that she be released on reasonable bail.

There was no objection made to this request by the prosecution, however, the prosecutor asked that conditions be attached to the woman’s release.

As a result, Magistrate Daly granted Jaikaran her release on $100,000 bail and ordered that she report to the person in charge of the desk at the Criminal Investigation Department on the first Monday of each month, until the completion of her trial. The case is scheduled to be called again on September 22.