SENIOR Magistrate, Leron Daly, on Monday August 19, 2019, remanded a 38-year-old contractor to prison, on two fraud charges.
Cliff Ryan Jacob of Low Creek, Linden-Soesdyke highway appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ court to answer to the charges. He pleaded not guilty.
Particulars of the two charges stated that, on 24 September, 2018 at Church Street, Georgetown, he obtained a sum of 1.1 million dollars from Oslyn Munroe by means of fraud.
The second charge stated that, on 26 September, 2018, at Charlotte Street, with intent to defraud, he obtained $800, 000 from Bishwar Singh falsely pretending to be the owner of Lot 38 Better Hope, East Coast Demerara. He collected the money.
Police Prosecutor noted that Jacob was known to the court and was previously charged in October, 2018 for similar matters. He had previously given the court false identification and should therefore be considered a flight risk.
Magistrate Daly remanded Jacob until September 13, 2019.