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Barama worker jailed for fraud

An employee of Barama Company Limited was Tuesday jailed for two years for falsely pretending that he was authorised to collect GUY$92,000 from a cambio dealer.

City Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan imposed the jail term on Oswin Lewis after he pleaded guilty to committing the offence on March 17. With intent to defraud, he obtained the money from Marvin Watts by falseley pretending that Cambio Dealer, Danny Sankar, had authorised him to collect it to repair a generator.

Lewis,26, was unwilling to stand in the dock and when ordered by the Magistrate to standhe claimed that he was unwell.

The prosecutor’s facts were that Watts and Lewis know each day. Lewis visited Watts at Stabroek, Georgetown and he was given a sealed envelope that contained US$7,000 to deliver it to Sankar in Berbice.

When Watts nmet with Sankar in Berbice, he said he never telephoned him. Whern th ehnevelope was opened in the presence of Watts, oit contained one GUY$20 dollar bill and pieces of paper.

Lewis told the court that Watts has refused to be repaid in parts.