Oct 16, 2010 News
Appearing before Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton, yesterday, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court was Evelyn Moore, 45, of 128 Cummingsburg, Georgetown, who was charged with fraudulent conversion.
It is alleged that on September 18, last, the defendant was entrusted with two Republic Bank cheques valued $129,159, belonging to Coran Messiah. The defendant took the money and converted it to her own personal use.
Messiah, who was represented by attorney at law Deborah Backer, was not required to plead. The lawyer, in a bail application, told the court that her client is married, a mother of five and a proprietor of a travel agency.
Police Prosecutor, Lionel Harvey had no objections to bail. He told the court that on the day in question, Moore was given two cheques exceeding $100,000 and was asked to purchase two tickets, since she is the owner of a travelling agency.
Harvey indicated that the defendant converted the money into to her own benefit.
The Magistrate granted bail to the tune of $75,000. The defendant is to make her next court appearance on November 12.
Also appearing before Magistrate Hamilton were Andy Adams, Kevin Cupidor and Jermaine Turnip to answer to the charge of robbery under arm.
It is alleged that on Monday last, the defendants, being armed with a gun, robbed Orett Hopkinson, of one Blackberry cell phone valued $50,000 and $2000 cash.
The defendants were not required to plea, since it was an indictable charge. Andy Adams was represented by attorney at law Patrice Henry. The lawyer in a bail application informed the court that his client is 34 years old, resides at Lot, 2028 Diamond Housing Scheme East Bank Demerara and is a taxi driver.
The lawyer added that his client has an unblemished record and requested that the Magistrate grants bail with leniency. According to the lawyer, the police arrested and charged his client without placing him before an identity parade. Henry indicated that his client was only told of the offence, he is being charged with.
Prosecutor Harvey had no objections to bail for Adams. Harvey told the court that on the day of the alleged robbery, Hopkinson was walking along Cemetery Road, when a car pulled up besides him.
The prosecutor added that Kevin Cupidor and Jermaine Turnip came out, armed with a gun and demanded the items from Hopkinson.
Harvey noted that an investigation was launched and Andy Adams was subsequently arrested.
The Magistrate placed Adams on $150,000 bail, but Cupidor and Turnip were remanded to prison. The defendants are expected to make their next court appearance on November 12.
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