Five including prisoner charged for ripping off GRA

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Five persons one of whom is a prisoner were on Tuesday charged fraudulently encashing cheques in the name of the Guyana Revenue Authority worth several million dollars.

The accused are: Shareesa Tappin,  age 27 years a hairdresser of
West Ruimveldt
Georgetown;
Romeshchand
Singh age 40
years, a driver of
Grove Squatting
Area, EBD;
Komalram
Persaud age 25
years, a minibus
driver of Section
‘C’ Diamond Block
X Golden Grove,
EBD;
Devindra
Moteeram called
Richard age 24
years, a logger of
Jackson Dam,
Mandela Avenue
and Anush Khan
age 29 years, a
logger of Section
‘C’ Block ‘Y’
Diamond, EBD

The accused were charged with uttering a forged document.

Police said in a report that Tappin was arrested on 11th May, 2021 by  ranks of the MCIU CID Headquarters Eve Leary and charged contrary to Section 227 of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act Chapter 8:01._

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She was also charged for Endeavored Upon a Forged Document Contrary to Section 278 (b) of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act Chapter 8:01 committed on GBTI.

The accused appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court 2 before Magistrate Leron Daly via Zoom from the New Amsterdam Prison.

She pleaded not guilty to the charges, no bail granted due to the fact that she is presently serving a four years sentence in relation to other matters.

She was also charged jointly with Romeshchand Singh, Komalram Persaud, Devindra Moteeram called Richard, and Anush Khan for Conspiracy to Commit a Felony Contrary to Section 33 of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act Chapter 8:01.

Also Romeshchand Singh, Komalram Persaud, Devindra Moteeram and Anush Khan were also charged jointly for the said Conspiracy to Commit a Felony Contrary to Section 33 of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act Chapter 8:01.

They appeared at the said court on the said date before the said Magistrate where they also pleaded not guilty to those charges and they were granted bail in the sum of $300,000 on each charge except for Shereeza Tappin who was remanded due to being imprisoned.

The matter stands adjourned for report and status of the investigation on 21st June, 2021 at the said court.



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