The Guyana Revenue Authority cashier who allegedly stole money belonging to the company was yesterday granted $200,000 bail by Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson.
Eon Havercome, 32, of 22 Triumph, East Coast Demerara appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer a charge of larceny by clerk or servant.
It is alleged that on January 5, while being employed at GRA, he stole $976,000 being money received by him on behalf of his employer. Havercome, who was represented by Attorney at law James Bond, pleaded not guilty.
Bond, in an application for bail for his client said that his duty at the GRA was to transport money for the company. He added that his client has transported in excess of $1B for the company.
Bond said that on the day in question his client was expected to transport over $5M to the Bank of Guyana. He added that when Havercome reached the bank he realised that he was only in possession of just over $4M. He however made the deposit and returned to retrieve the remaining sum.
Bond stated that his client did indeed receive the remaining $976,000 and was unable to catch the bank before it closed for the day. He added that Havercome was in contact with his supervisor all along and when he related what transpired to his supervisor he was told to keep the money and finish the deal the following day.
Bond said that his client on the following day learnt via the newspapers that he had fled with the money which he returned on that said day when he reported for duty. He added that Havercome was ordered to stay home until contacted by the company.
Police prosecutor Stephen Telford, who had no objections to bail, requested that the accused lodge his passport with the police and report to the Brickdam Police Station every Friday morning. He said that the money was returned to the GRA.
The Acting Chief Magistrate then granted Telford’s request, and demanded the relatives of the accused to immediately retrieve the passport and lodge it at the court. She then granted the accused his bail.
He is expected to return to court on February 26.
Aug 09, 2020By Zaheer Mohamed It is the dream of every young cricketers to play at the highest level and while it is understood that not all of them will reach the pinnacle of the sport, one would expect that...
Freedom of speech is our core value at Kaieteur News. If the letter/e-mail you sent was not published, and you believe that its contents were not libellous, let us know, please contact us by phone or email.
Feel free to send us your comments and/or criticisms.
Contact: 624-6456; 225-8452; 225-8458; 225-8463; 225-8465; 225-8473 or 225-8491.
Or by Email: [email protected] / [email protected]