A serving member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), who was arrested while attempting to collect money from a woman during a sting operation, was today slapped with a misdemeanor charge.

Twenty-eight-year-old Gladwin Abrams of 16 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.

Abrams denied the charge which stated that on July 18, 2019, at Brickdam, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he attempted to commit a misdemeanor by attempting to obtain $100,000 from Dina Malcolm by falsely pretending that he was in a position to grant her a house lot.

According to information, the detective, who is stationed at the Providence Station, messaged several persons via Facebook messenger stating that he was offering housing lots ranging from $100,000 to $1M.

Persons then made contact with an enforcement investigating officer and told him they were being offered housing lots by the defendant. The matter was investigated and a sting operation was set up.

The court heard that Abrams then made arrangements to uplift the money from the victim at a canteen located on South Road, Georgetown.

He then described what he was wearing. However, a sting operation was set up and he was apprehended.

The Magistrate. after listening to the facts, released Abrams on $50,000 bail.

The father of three was instructed to make his next court appearance on November 1.


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