Medicare Pharmacy sales clerks on $2M embezzlement charge


THREE ex-sales clerks of Medicare Pharmacy were on Thursday arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on the allegation that they embezzled over $2M from the business.
It is alleged that Celina Sukdeo and Vanmattie Ramnarine, together, between September 6, 2016 to June 2, 2017, being clerks or servants of Medicare Pharmacy, Georgetown, embezzled $655,245.88 on the name or account of Medicare Pharmacy.
Both Sukdeo, 20, of West bank Demerara and Ramnarine, 23, of West Coast Demerara, pleaded not guilty of the offence. Sukdeo and Ramnarine were represented by Attorney-at-Law Marcy Sharma, who requested bail for both her clients.
It is further alleged that during the period of May 4, 2016 to June 15, 2017, at the Medicare Pharmacy, Georgetown, Zina Khan and Vanmattie Ramnarine, being clerks or servants of the Medicare Pharmacy, Georgetown, embezzled $1,604,989.31 into their possession on the name or account of Medicare Pharmacy.
Both Khan, 43, of North Cummingburg, Georgetown and Ramnarine pleaded not guilty to the charge. Khan was represented by Attorney-at-Law James Bond, who stated that his client has never had any other offence before, and proceeded to ask for bail in a reasonable sum.
The prosecution had no objection to bail, but requested that condition/s be attached to bail. Such condition is that the three women must report to the Fraud Department, CID, at the Brickdam Police Station every Friday. Bail was set at $150,000 each by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Leann. The matter was adjourned until August 4, 2017, for statements.