Fill and flee driver awaits sentencing after admitting to crimes

A man is now a remanded prisoner awaiting sentencing after he admitted to filling up his car with gas at three separate Guyoil gas stations and driving off without paying.

Sasenarine Edwards pleaded guilty to three charges of obtaining credit by false pretence.

The first charge alleged that on September 5th, at a Guyoil gas station location, he incurred a debt of $13,000 from a gas pump attendant by falsely pretending that he was in a position to pay. The second charge stated that on September 6th, he incurred another debt of $13,000 at another outlet by falsely pretending that he was in a position to pay. It was further alleged that on September 7th, he incurred a debt of $12,000 at a third outlet in the same manner.

The prosecution stated that Edwards drove his motor vehicle, PSS 703, to the various locations and requested that his tank be filled up. The pump attendants complied on all three occasions and Edwards then drove away without paying. He was later arrested and charged.

Edwards told the court that he was sorry for committing the offence, while prosecutor Sanj Singh requested that a probation report on Edwards be presented before a sentence is passed.

Senior Magistrate Leron Daly subsequently remanded the man to prison until September 28th, when he is expected to be sentenced after the presentation of a probation report.

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