A Marshal attached to the New Amsterdam Supreme Court was yesterday charged with the theft of a wallet with money belonging to a Lieutenant attached to the Guyana Defence Force.
Dexter Fraser, 26, of Lot 59 Stanleytown is accused of stealing a black wallet and $93,000 – property of Garvon Douglas, a Lieutenant attached to the GDF. The alleged incident occurred on May 10, last, at a Sports Bar on Coburg Street, New Amsterdam.
Fraser appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore in the Reliance Magistrate’s Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge of Simple Larceny. He pleaded not guilty and was placed on his own recognizance. He is being represented by attorney-at-law Tanya Warren-Clements.
According to the prosecution, about 22:35 hours on the day in question, the men were among a number of persons at the bar.
Douglas received a phone call and went outside to answer his phone. He left his wallet with the money and a number of other items inside on the counter. He spent about six minutes outside and upon his return, his wallet was missing. He decided to ask around and was told that a wallet was picked up and handed to the barman. The barman stated that he gave the wallet to Fraser, who claimed that he had lost his wallet. When contacted, Fraser, who was with some friends, admitted to collecting a wallet, but stated, it was a brown wallet, which they showed to the victim.
The matter was reported and an investigation was launched. The following day, a black wallet was found not too far from the bar. It was drawn to the attention of the police and Douglas. The wallet, which was claimed by Douglas to be his, did not have the $93,000 in it.
Following further investigations, a file was prepared and sent for advice and Fraser was subsequently charged. He will make his next court appearance on June 17.
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