Computer technician on US visa-related fraud charge

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2015, 15:24 by Denis Chabrol

A computer technician, who allegedly gave a woman a fake American Embassy appointment letter, Thursday pleaded not guilty and was granted bail on two counts of fraud.

He is 27-year old Dhanraj Raghubeer of Kitty, Georgetown.

Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, he pleaded not guilty to two charges, one of which states that on Sunday, October 25 at Georgetown, with intent to defraud he forged one United States of America Embassy appointment letter.

The second charge is that on the same day at Georgetown, he uttered to Vanessa Gomes, one US Embassy appointment letter purporting to show that the said document was issued by the American Embassy here.

Defence Lawyer, Paul Braam applied  for bail, saying that Raghubeer was not a flight risk. Raghubeer was granted GUY$50,000 bail and ordered to return to court on January 20, 2016 when he would appear before City Magistrate, Judy Latchman.

The prosecution’s case is that the woman went to Raghubeer for assistance with applying for an American visa. However, when the woman turned up at the Embassy she was told that her name was not in the system.