A former gold miner was yesterday sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison after he admitted to conning three persons out of more than $3 million.
Raymond Harrylall, 52, pleaded guilty to the three counts of fraud, when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday, before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.
It was related that between the months of September and October, at Dennis Street, Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara, with intent to defraud, he obtained $1.7 million from Richard Harris, pretending that he would pay off a loan.
Also, between October 3rd and 20th, at Croal Street, Georgetown, he incurred debt to Travis Fitzpatrick, to the tune of $80,000, by means of traveling in a motor car without paying.
Additionally, between October 3rd and 5th, at Dennis Street, Turkeyen, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, Harrylall obtained from Anila Boodram, $1.6 million, pretending that he would pay off a loan.
After admitting to the charges, the father of two was sentenced to 18 months in prison on each charge.