Canada-based Guyanese woman remanded on forgery charges

A 31-year-old mother of five was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with two counts of forgery.

It is alleged that Amrita Dyal, between March 12th and March 13th, 2018, with intent to defraud, forged a promissory note purporting to be the payment of $547,000 from Kelwattie Shahabudeen to Bibi Shadick.

It was also alleged that on March 13th, 2018, with intent to defraud, she procured her father, Bhagwandeen Dyal, to utter a certain promissory note purporting to be the payment of $547,000 from Kelwattie Shahabudeen to Bibi Shadick.

Dyal was not required to plead to the charges.

Dyal’s attorney stated that her client, who is a Guyanese who resides in Canada, came home to take care of her sick mother. He then stated that the document at the centre of the charge does not have his client’s name, signature or handwriting, as it is typewritten, and it was in no way linked to his client. 

Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore objected to bail being granted, while contending that the accused is a flight risk as she does not have a permanent residence in Guyana.

Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman subsequently refused bail and remanded the woman to prison until May 22nd, when her next hearing is slated.