A GOOD Hope, East Coast Demerara taxi-driver was on Thursday, February 21, 2019, arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on two fraud-related charges.
Rabindranauth Doodnauth, 27, made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Particulars of the first charge alleged that, on January 8, 2019, at Seaforth Street, Campbellville, Doodnauth, while being solely entrusted by Samuel Lloyd with a Toyota Fielder Wagon, HC 5946, valued $2M, fraudulently converted it to his own use and benefit.
Particulars of the second charge alleged that, on the same day, Doodnauth, with intent to defraud, obtained $6,000 from Lloyd to purchase an Ambassador Taxi logo, knowing same to be false.
Police Prosecutor, Stephen Telford, made no objection to Doodnauth being granted his pre-trial liberty, but asked that conditions be attached.
Telford explained that similar investigations were pending against the defendant.
The chief magistrate released Doodnauth on $200,000 bail and ordered him to report every Monday and Friday to the Brickdam Police Station. The matter was adjourned until March 8, 2019.
According to reports, Lloyd entrusted his Toyota Fielder Wagon HC 5946 to Doodnauth for him to work with the Ambassador Taxi Service. However, it is alleged that Doodnauth collected the motor vehicle and pawned it.
Lloyd, after receiving no communication from Doodnauth, reported the matter to the police. Doodnauth was later arrested and he took the police to the individual with whom he had had pawned the vehicle.