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Beepat’s clerk on embezzlement charge

A clerk of Beepat’s Harbedashery Store was Tuesday arraigned for allegedly embezzling GUY$1.4 million from his employer.

26-year old Jason De Florimonte of 131 Pike Street, Kitty was not required to plea to the indictable charge of embezzling then money between August 15 and October 31,2013.

City Magistrate Judy Latchman agreed with the prosecution’s grounds for opposing bail and remanded the man to prison until December 4.

Facts of the case are that with intent to defraud, he made or concocted a false invoice belonging to Beepats Harberdashery Store to show that two persons ordered a quantity of goods.

Investigations later revealed that GUY$1.4 million, the value of the goods, was stolen.

Defence Lawyer James Bond told the court that De Florimonte was robbed of the cash which was in a haversack that is usually given to salesmen to collect money on behalf of Beepat’s as they pass through the market.

Bond sought bail for his client on grounds that he is sole breadwinner for his two minors and wife.

Police Prosecutor Vishnu Hunte objected to bail, citing the amount of money that was allegedly stolen and the prosecution would be unable to proceed with the indictable matter of De Florimonte does not re-appear in court during his pre-trial liberty.