Three employees attached to the Alfro Alphonso Group of Companies on the Essequibo Coast were recently granted bail after they made their first appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court, charged with larceny.
Loraine Britton, 20; Ronela August, 21; and Roy Griffith, 39 – all from the Essequibo Coast – were arrested for the offence on February 22, but were granted bail on February 24, and are expected to return to the Charity Magistrate’s Court on March 20.
According to the facts of the matter, approximately $ 7,978, 370 went missing from the business’s accounting system during the period May 2016 to February 2017. Investigations have indicated that Britton, a cashier attached to the Gailen Supermarket owned by Alfro Alphonso at Charity water front, Essequibo Coast, stole the reported sum. This is according to the Manager of the complex, Eric Gomes, who explained to investigators that the cashier is expected to input all day-to-day sales in a computerized account system. However, an audit conducted revealed that Britton did not input the information.
It is also being alleged that she backdated several dates on the system, and did not record the stocks sold. Loraine Britton admitted the allegations when confronted, and subsequently told police that Stanford Boston, a supervisor of Lot 26 Dartmouth, and Roy Griffith and Boodram Persaud of Somerset and Berks influenced her to steal the money. Griffith was contacted, and he admitted to committing the offence; however, Standford Boston and Boodram Persaud denied the allegations.