24-year-old Micah Sonaram of Lot 273 Flying Fish Street, North Ruimveldt, was this morning charged and granted $60,000 bail after being slapped with three fraud charges.
He appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan who read the charges to him.
It is alleged that between November 19, 2020 and December 29, 2020, at Georgetown, being solely entrusted by Mohamed Ahmad, he fraudulently converted $3,500,000, obtained from Mohamed Ahmad, to purchase a motor vehicle, knowing same to be false.
It was also alleged that between November 29 and January 2, 2021, at Georgetown, being solely entrusted by Mohamed Ahmad, he fraudulently converted $3,000,000, obtained from Mohamed Ahmad, to purchase an excavator, knowing same to be false.
December 2, 2020 and December 11, 2020, at Georgetown, being solely entrusted by Mohamed Ahmad, he fraudulently converted $2,000,000, obtained from Mohamed Ahmad, to purchase an excavator, knowing same to be false.
The charges were indictable. He was represented by attorney Latchmie Rahaman who told the court that her client has no convictions but he is before the court for a pending matter similar in nature. She said that he was granted bail for the matter and is currently on station bail for the matter called this morning. Rahaman said that her client will attend court and abide with any conditions attached to reasonable bail.
The court prosecutor did not object to bail but asked that Sonaram lodge his passport with the court and report to the Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters every Monday at 9am.
The Magistrate granted $10,000 bail for each charge and ordered that the conditions suggested by the prosecutor be applied.
The matter will be called again on March 31.
He was charged in February with fraud after he failed to deliver heavy duty imports to clients.