Chemist charged for obtaining land with dishonored cheques

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Chemist charged for obtaining land with dishonored cheques

A 37-year-old Couva man was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 with surety by a Justice of the Peace, after being charged with four counts of Obtaining Property together valued at $7,780.83, by use of Dishonoured Cheques.

Ernesto Johnson, a chemist, of Couva, was charged with the offences on Wednesday 4th October, 2023, by WPC Gowrie of the Fraud Squad.

He is to appear before an Arima Magistrate on October 26th, 2023.

The victim reported to police that during the period October 5th, 2022 and October 12th, 2022, he sold a quantity of self-adhesive stickers together valued at $7,780.83, to a man who is the owner of a Couva business.

He alleges that as a means of payment, the man handed over four cheques of varying values on different dates.

The victim accepted the cheques as a good and valid order for the payment of the stickers, however, they were returned as dishonoured by the bank. Requests by the victim for the return of his goods proved futile and the man also failed to honour the debt.
Investigations were launched into the matter and the suspect was arrested by Fraud Squad officers on October 4th, 2023.