PRIYA Lall, a former ticketing agent at Muneshwer’s Travel Agency was on Friday charged with embezzling over $11.1M from the company.
Lall, 30 appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied that between September 8, 2017 and October 19, 2017 at Water Street, Georgetown while being a clerk or servant at Muneshwer Travel Agency she fraudulently embezzled $US 51,810 = GYD $11.1M, monies she received on behalf of her employer.
Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield noted an additional 13 more charges would be laid before in the upcoming weeks.
The magistrate, however, released Lall on $150,000 bail and adjourned the matter until February 26.
She is currently on $300,000 bail after being charged in January 2018 for defrauding three customers in relation to a similar matter.
Lall, during 2017 was employed as a travel agent with Muneshwer’s and was paid the various sums of money by persons for two-way tickets to the United States. The customers later travelled to the United States and while there they called the company to inquire about their return flights but were told that there were none.
This resulted in them having to seek alternative means to return to Guyana. Upon their return, they reported the fraud to the police, who were subsequently unable to find Lall here.
Checks were made with immigration which revealed that Lall left the country on October 21st, 2017. She returned sometime after an application was made by the police for her to return.