Croal St man on fraud charges over payments to drill wells

A Croal Street man was granted his release on bail last Friday after he denied charges of defrauding three persons of over $400,000 in total, which he accepted to drill a well.

Shazad Mohan, 42, of 284 Croal Street, Georgetown, was read the charges when he appeared before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman in Georgetown.

It was alleged that on May 30th, 2018, at Lot 22 Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, being solely entrusted by Pichand Bharrat with $310,000 in order to drill a well at Long Creek, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, he fraudulently converted same to his own use and benefit.

It was also alleged that on May 20th, 2018, at the same location, being solely entrusted by Johnny Bharrat with $10,000 in order to drill a well at Long Creek, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, he fraudulently converted same to his own use and benefit.

Mohan was read another charge which stated that between May 22nd and May 24th, 2018, at Orange Walk, Georgetown, being solely entrusted by Omattie Bharrat with $110,000 in order to drill a well at Long Creek , Linden-Soesdyke Highway, he fraudulently converted same to his own use and benefit.

Mohan pleaded not guilty to the charges and Magistrate Latchman subsequently granted him his release on $300,000 bail and adjourned the proceedings until September 7th, when it will be heard in the courtroom of Magistrate Leron Daly.

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