Contractor, security guard slapped with fraud charges

first_imgClaudius Peters, a contractor of Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, appeared on Friday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to two counts of fraud.The first charge alleged that, in July of 2015, the 33-year-old contractor was entrusted with $250,000 to begin construction work on the bottom flat of a dwelling house belonging to Demaly Wilson, but converted the money to his own use and benefit.Contractor Claudius PetersThe second charge stated that, on a later occasion in 2016, he was entrusted with some $288,000 to continue work on the said premises, but he again fraudulently converting the money to his own use and benefit.Prosecutor Arvin Moore made no objection to bail, since the defendant has commenced repaying the money to the virtual complainant. Thus the defendant was placed on$50,000 bail, and the case is set for recall on April 24.Security on fraud chargeAnd Charles Monter, an alleged fraudster of North-East Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, was arraigned before the Chief Magistrate on a charge detailing that, between February 25 and February 29, 2016, in the Georgetown Magisterial District, being entrusted by one Donella Schwiers with $190,000 in order that he may purchase a motor vehicle, he fraudulently converted the cash to his own use and benefit.Monter has denied the charge, and in a bail application, Attorney-at-Law Patrice Henry related that Monter is a security guard by profession and is the father of four children conceived in a common-law relationship with the virtual complainant. In his request for reasonable bail, Henry contended that his client had always been cooperative with Police, and poses no risk of flight, thereby guaranteeing his presence throughout the trial.Monter was released on $20,000 bail, and the case will be recalled on April 19.last_img read more