Accused fraudster back in court for forgery charge

January 12, 2020

first_imgSix months after being slapped with fraud charges alongside his mother and fiancée, 26-year-old Dexter Thompson was again hurled before the court for allegedly using forged United States money to a flower merchant.Alleged fraudster Dexter ThompsonThe clothes vendor, of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD), appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he pleaded not guilty to the charge which read that on January 26, 2019, at Alberttown, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, uttered to Marie Sampson US$650 knowing same to be forged.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that on the day in question, the repeat offender visited Sampson’s shop and purchased flowers. The defendant then paid for the purchase with US$50 while proceeding to exchange some other US notes.However, upon examining the foreign currency, the victim noticed that it was counterfeit. A report was made and Thompson was later arrested at the city Magistrates’ Courts while attending court for a similar matter.Prosecutor Mansfield objected to bail on the grounds that the defendant was previously charged for a similar offence.Chief Magistrate upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded Thompson to prison until January 17, 2020.last_img

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