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New York cops arrest GRA cashier on Interpol’s wanted list for embezzlement

BUFFALO NEWS..Cheektowaga, New York.–Cheektowaga police pulled over a four-door sedan on Genesee Street Monday evening for an expired inspection and illegal tinted windows.

It turned out the driver, Gregory Alistair Ewan Barnes, 32, of George Urban Blvd. in Cheektowaga was wanted by Interpol, Cheektowaga police said Friday.

A computer check revealed there was an active warrant through Interpol on Barnes who was suspected of embezzling somewhere between $6 million to $300 million in Guyanese dollars – about $29,000 to $1.4 million in American dollars – from the Guyana Revenue Authority. He was wanted since 2009.

Barnes was stopped at about 6:30 p.m. on Genesee, near Heritage Court by Officers Justin Haag and Shawn McAdams. He was driving a gold-colored Infiniti.

The warrant was confirmed through U.S. National Central Bureau, a division of Interpol U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C., Cheektowaga police said.

Barnes was turned over to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol for a visa violation and may be deported to Guyana.