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An ex-member of the Guyana Police Force found himself on the wrong side of the law on Friday when he was slapped with nine criminal charges.
Former Police Sergeant, Tamesh Danraj stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday.
The allegations against Danraj stated that between September 15, 2017 to December 2018 while he was employed as an audit clerk in the finance office at the Anna Regina Police Station, with intent to defraud, he embezzled over $900,000 to his own use and benefits.
In court on Friday, the Prosecution contended that the finance officer was at the centre of an investigation when he left Guyana on a flight to the United States.
However, based on information received, police were able to track down the ex-cop and ordered his arrest.
The court was informed that the father of three was dismissed from the Guyana Police Force on January 26, 2019, following his arrest.
Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers contended that the 35-year-old ex-cop is also at the centre of another investigation for offences of similar nature.
Defense Attorney Latchmie Rahamat in a bail application asked that reasonable bail be given to her client. He was released on $25,000 bail for each of the nine charges. The case was transferred to the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court and will continue on March 13, 2019.