GPL contractor slapped with fraud charge

first_imgNeil Benjamin of Lot 254 Section C Enterprise, East Coast Demerara, a sub-contractor attached to the Guyana Power and Light Inc, appeared on Monday before Magistrate Judy Latchman to answer to yet another charge of fraud.He denied that between October 7, 2017 and February 28, 2018, he obtained $725,000 from Keisha Cameron by falsely pretending that he was in position to purchase for her a Toyota Allion motorcar, knowing same to be false.The prosecution is contending that on July 6, 2017, Cameron, in a conversation with the 52-year-old Benjamin, told him she wanted to purchase a used motorcar, and Benjamin reportedly advised her to purchase a new car instead, provided that she allowed him to take her to his auto dealer.Facts relate that the woman made a down payment of $170,000 to Benjamin, for which she was never given a receipt; and on two other occasions he allegedly collected from Cameron other monies totalling $725,000.The Prosecution’s case is that several months passed with the woman inquiring about the motorcar, only to be later told that Benjamin had never made any down payment for the vehicle.A report was made to the Police, and the contractor was arrested and charged.The Police prosecutor objected to Benjamin being placed on bail, informing the court that Benjamin had previously been charged for matters of a similar nature, for which he is presently before the court.Benjamin was, however, placed on $200,000 bail, and is expected to return to court on September 24.last_img

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