Trinidadian fraud accused held in Guyana on similar charges

Last Updated on Friday, 4 November 2016, 17:42 by Denis Chabrol

by Abigail Semple

A Trinidadian man, who has been allegedly involved in a number of fraud matters in his country, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates Court Friday on two counts of fraud.

The first charge against Anthony Nestor is that between April 1 and April 15, 2016 at Campbellville Georgetown, he incurred a debt of GYD$260, 824 at Brandsville Hotel. The charge continues that Nestor falsely pretended that he had a valid credit card to pay said expenses incurred at the hotel, knowing same to be false.

The card belonged to Wilfred Brandford.

It is also alleged that between August 15 and August 18, 2016 at Campbellville, the accused again incurred a debt, this time of GYD$66,898, at Opus Hotel. He again pretended to have a valid credit card to pay the charges incurred at the hotel, knowing same to be false and the property of Wilfred Brandford.

The 28-year-old was represented by Attorney-at-law James Bond who, in his application for bail, revealed the nationality of his client who is planning to get married on November 13, along with the fact that he is the owner of the soon to be launched Guyana School of Ettiquette.

Bond stated that Nestor is willing to have his Trinidadian passport lodged at the Criminal Investigations Department  to prove he is not a flight risk.

In his turn, Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves objected to bail on the grounds of the revealed nationality of the defendant.  Gonsalves argued that if granted bail Nestor will likely fail to show up in court again.

When all was said, Magistrate Judy Latchman, with a smile on her face, remanded the Trinidadian to prison until November 18.

Back in May 2014, he had appeared in a Trinidad court charged with stealing TT$250,000 from six people and defrauding a travel agency of six tickets valued TT$31,515.00