Cop on fraud charges granted bail

first_imgIn yet another instance of a member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) being arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court, 42-year-old Constable David Singh of the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) appeared on Thursday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to fraud charges, and was released on ,000 bail following not-guilty pleas.David SinghThe first charge alleged that on January 26, 2017, at Penny Lane, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he falsely pretended to pay $6000 per day for a period of 40 days for the hiring of a motor car from virtual complainant (VC) Troy Jacobs, knowing same to be false.The other charge alleges that between February 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, at Eccles Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, the TSU rank uplifted from Rabindra Harrichand some $400,000 on account of Latchman Mohabir, but converted same to his own use and benefit.A seemingly unremorseful Singh denied both allegations, and Attorney Patrice Henry, in a bail application for the defendant, described the accused as not a flight risk and said he would attend court should he be granted bail. He added that Singh had reimbursed both complainants in full prior to Thursday’s court hearing.Prosecutor Arvin Moore did not object to bail, but asked that it be granted in a substantial sum.Bail was set at $40,000, the latter charge of fraudulent conversion attracting bail at $25,000.Singh stood unshackled in court whilst the charges were read to him.  He was also protected from the prying eyes of the media by police ranks who blocked photographers from taking clear shots of the accused.  (Paula Gomes)last_img read more

Hong Kong name squad for Kenya Tour

first_img0Shares0000Hong Kong line up ahead of the 2016 test against the Simbas at the RFUEA Ground.NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 12 – Head coach Leigh Jones has named a 28 man squad for Hong Kong’s tour of Kenya ahead of their two international test matches against Simbas at the RFUEA Grounds.The Dragons, who are scheduled to arrive in Nairobi on Friday August 18, will face off against the Simbas on Sunday August 20 and Saturday August 26. The squad includes Liam Owens, Matt Roslee and Mike Parfitt who all earned their first caps in last year’s 34-10 loss to the Kenyans in Nairobi as well as eight other players namely Alex Ng Wai Shing, Ben Higgins, Fin Field, Jack Parfitt, Jamie Tsang, Nick Hewson, Tyler Spitz and Tony Wong Ho – yeung who all were part of last year’s travelling party.Hong Kong squad to KenyaAlex Ng Wai Shing, Benjamin Higgins, Callum McFeat Smith, Daniel Barlow, Dayne Jans, Evi Saua, Fin Field, Jack Parfitt, James Christie, James Cunningham, Jamie Tsang, Kyle Sullivan, Lex Rauca, Liam Galleher, Liam Owens, Liam Slatem, Marcus Ramage, Matthew Lamming, Matthew Roslee, Michael Parfitt, Nicholas Hewson, Pierce Mackinlay-West, Robert Keith, Sam Purvis, Sebastien Alfonsi, Thomas Lamobley, Tyler Spitz, Tony Wong Ho-yeung  Management: Leigh Jones (Head Coach), Andrew Hall, Craig Hammond, Mark Fatialofa (Assistant Coaches), Luke Davey (Strength & Conditioning), Chris Davies (Analyst), Amanda O’Reilly (Physiotherapist), Seth Chan (Physio Assistant)By Kenya Rugby-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more