Home News Forged cheques land real estate agent in jail
A 24-year-old real estate agent was on Monday taken before the court of law after he was slapped with three counts of fraud.
Miguel Dino, of Lot 115 Thomas Street, Kitty, denied the charges when they were read to him by Georgetown Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus.
The first charge stated that on January 3, 2019 while in Georgetown with intent to defraud, he forged a Citizens Bank cheque purporting to show it was genuinely issued by John Snow Inc Research and training institution USAID.
The second charge stated that on the same day and location with intent to defraud, he obtained the sum of $1.2 million from Citizens Bank under a forged instrument purporting to show it was signed by the Secretary of John Snow Inc, Tonia Newton.
Additionally, the real estate agent was also charged for uttering to a Citizens Bank teller a forged cheque in favour of himself, purporting to show it was genuinely issued by Citizens Bank.
Defence Attorney Tiffany Jeffery, in a bail application, informed the court that her client was not a flight risk and should be granted bail.
However, Police Prosecutor Adduni Inniss objected to bail on the grounds that the defendant may not return to court, since he gave the Bank 15 different addresses.
However, his attorney argued that he only had four addresses, which were given to the Court since he is a real estate agent.
However, bail was refused, and Dino was remanded to prison. The case will continue on February 4, 2019.