Owner’s girlfriend charged with $250,000 tools fraud

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MARINA Johnson, 29, of Lot 33 High Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown has been charged with obtaining by false pretence.
She appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry yesterday and pleaded not guilty.
It is alleged that the defendant, on October 9, with intent to defraud,
obtained mechanical tools, valued $250,000, from Errol Charles by falsely pretending that the owner, Hanson Cordis had sent her to collect them, knowing that to be false.
Police Sergeant Lionel Harvey, prosecuting, said the virtual complainant had left his tools with Charles and Johnson collected them under the fraudulent pretext.
The Prosecutor said the defendant is the girlfriend of the virtual complainant and she was put on $50,000 bail until November 15.