$400,000 bail for fraudulent conversion

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SHERLOCK Rodriques, of Mahdia, yesterday appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry charged with fraudulent conversion.
Particulars of the offence stated that on June 4, at Georgetown, being solely entrusted with 50 cellular phones, valued $1.2M, in order that he may sell them and return the proceeds to Fizal Ali, fraudulently converted the money to his own use and benefit.

Acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry changed the guilty plea to a not guilty plea after the defendant had explained to the court that he sold the phones on credit and had not received the money.
Police Sergeant Vishnu Hunte, prosecuting, said that the two men are known to each other and on the day in question, at High Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, the virtual complainant entrusted the defendant with fifty cell phones to be sold and the money given to the complainant. Ali never got the money.
Hunte added that Ali reported the matter and Rodriques was arrested and charged.
The prosecutor objected to bail. The magistrate overruled the prosecutor objection and bail was granted in the sum of $400,000.
The matter was transferred to another court for tomorrow.