Man jailed for fraudulent conversion after selling AC Units

Last Updated on Monday, 10 October 2016, 16:27 by Denis Chabrol

A nine-month sentence was on Monday handed down to a man for stealing Air Conditioning (AC) units.

The charge against Gangadeen Mahase is that between January 11, 2016 and January 26, 2016 he fraudulently converted three AC units valued at $582,921, property of Rajeshwar Singh.

Mahase pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Leron Daly in Court Two. Mahase was given nine months imprisonment.

According to the facts presented by Inspector Kevin London, at the time in question Mahase was solely entrusted by Singh with the three pairs of Panasonic AC units, in order that he may sell same and return the proceeds (money) to the Virtual Complainant.

The court heard that the accused instead fraudulently converted the articles in question into his own property and benefit. When confronted, Mahase admitted to stealing the items and was subsequently arrested.