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An American man was charged on Friday when he stood before a senior Magistrate in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on a charge of attempting to forge a land title document. Michael Ross denied that on March 17, 2018, in the vicinity of Georgetown with intent to defraud, he forged a declaration, purporting to show that it was issued by the public trustee while knowing same to be forged.
It was reported on June 22, 2018, by the Virtual Complainant, Jennifer McCalmont, that a declaration in the matter of state of Robert Ross (deceased) had a discrepancy (a scratch) on the name Brenda Hunt Tudor initialled “MR” omitting her name from the said declaration. She was further told that she may not be a part and was taken off of the said document. Hence, the woman made a report to the police who launched an investigation into the matter. Ross was arrested and charged with the offence.
In court on Friday, Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh opposed bail as he informed the court that Ross is a flight risk. Ross was nonetheless released on $50,000 by Magistrate Leron Daly on the condition that he lodges his passport at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and report once weekly to the police until the completion of the case. The case will continue on March 1.