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A Chapel Street, Lodge, Georgetown resident was placed on $50,000 bail on Friday when he appeared before the court of law to answer to a charge of fraud.
It is alleged that Colin Hodge stated that he obtained money with intent to defraud the creditor but he denied the charge.
The prosecution is contending that on October 5, 2018, in Georgetown, he obtained an advance in the sum of $300,000 from Okeisha Douglas by falsely pretending that he was selling his Toyota Hilux Surf bearing registration number PJJ 2905.
The court heard that the defendant and the Virtual Complainant are associates and had an oral agreement for the woman to purchase the vehicle.
Douglas kept her part of the agreement and paid the advance payment of $300,000 to Hodge. However, a few weeks elapsed and the woman indicated that she could no longer afford to pay for the van.
As such, the defendant was asked to return the advance money, which he promised to do. However, according to the prosecution, he failed to return the money and the VC made a report to the police. Hodge was placed on $50,000 bail and the case will continue on February 15, 2019.