Industry man charged over fraud, theft in Berbice

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Kevin Campbell,

An Industry, East Coast Demerara man was last week remanded to prison after pleading guilty to a charge which read that he had obtained money under false pretence on the Corentyne.

Additionally, the unemployed man was charged with entering a house at Number 69 Village, Corentyne and stealing $850,000 in jewellery and cash.

Kevin Campbell, 23, of Industry, East Coast Demerara was charged on Friday, at the Number 51 Magistrate’s Court for larceny in a dwelling house. The charge read that the accused between Wednesday, 27 December, 2017, and Thursday, 11 January, 2018, entered the dwelling house of David Jagernauth and stole therein a quantity of gold jewellery valued at $800,000 and $50,000 in cash, for a total value of $850,000, property of Jagernauth.

An unrepresented Campbell, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was placed on $200,000 bail by Magistrate Charlyn Artiga. He will return to the Springlands’ Magistrate Court on March 8.

Meanwhile, Campbell was also charged last week at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court for allegedly obtaining money under false pretence. According to the facts, Campbell allegedly took $25,000 from a Berbice man, at the New Amsterdam Stelling Road Bus Park, to procure a driver’s licence for him.

Campbell who appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore pleaded guilty to the charge and was remanded to prison. He will return to the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court on March 16 for sentencing.

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