Man held in bank while trying to cash forged $1.5M cheque
A man who attempted to cash a forged Ministry of Housing cheque valued $1.5M spent last night in the Brickdam Police Station lock-ups.
The man was nabbed when officials at the Bank of Guyana found that the cheque was a forgery when it was presented to them yesterday.
The man claimed that he was given the cheque to cash by another man, who is now the subject of a police manhunt.
According to the suspect in custody, who works with a Vreed-en-Hoop distribution company, the other man whom he has been familiar with for the past two years had contacted him and asked him to cash the cheque, which was to be drawn on the Bank of Guyana account of the Ministry of Housing.
However, the cheque had his name as the payee and when he presented it, staffers at the bank observed that the signatures were not on record.
The suspicious bank staff then contacted the police.
During questioning, the man spilled the beans on the mastermind who reportedly gave him the cheque.
Efforts to arrest the mastermind were unsuccessful up to late last night.