Mechanic charged with fraud

Mechanic charged with fraud

Ackim Alexander, a 25-year-old mechanic/electrician, of Ralph Narine Trace, South Oropouche, was granted $50,000 bail when he appeared virtually before a Siparia Magistrate, charged with fraudulent conversion of $25,000.

Alexander pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Court heard that sometime in November 2019, the victim gave his blue and silver Yamaha R1 motorcycle valued $25,000 to a man for him to sell, and return the money to him.

On Sunday 24th May, 2020, the owner was informed that the motorcycle was sold in South Oropouche by the same man.

However, the suspect failed to give the proceeds of the sale in the sum of $25,000 to the owner of the motorcycle, and all attempts to have the man remit the money proved futile.

A report was subsequently made to the police and the man was arrested on Monday 21st September 2020.

He was subsequently charged for the offence of fraudulent conversion.

The matter was postponed to Tuesday 12th January 2021.

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