Cashier, guard in hot water over $1.4M theft

A 30-year-old cashier of Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara (WBD) and a 37-year-old security guard of East La Penitence, Georgetown found themselves in hot water before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday.
Susan Daniels, a mother of three, and Hannif Peters, a father of six, were jointly charged for stealing .4 million in cash, property of the Woodlands Hospital on August 31, 2017.
The duo denied the charge which was read by Magistrate Judy Latchman.
Daniels was also charged for uttering false information to the Police. The prosecution is contending that on the day of the incident, Daniels was tasked with the responsibility of depositing the money at a local city bank. However, upon her return, she indicated to her superior that she was robbed.
The matter was reported to the Police, who quickly launched an investigation. Daniels’ version of events turned out to be inconsistent, arousing the suspicion of the investigating officials.
A further probe reportedly revealed that she provided false information to cover up her covetous act. The security guard was also found to be involved in the alleged scam.
In court on Monday, Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield did not object to bail, which was granted in the sum of 0,000 to Peters and 0,000 to Daniels.
The case will continue on December 4.