A Nurse Assistant who was slapped with $180,000 bail some weeks ago for three counts of fraud charges: Obtaining Money by False Pretence, made yet another court appearance today for an additional 15 counts of fraud at the Georgetown Magistrate Court.
She was charged by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force for four counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretence.
During today’s hearing the Nurse Assistant pleaded not guilty to all the offenses and was placed on a reduced bail amount of $300,000.
Magistrate Leron Daly granted her $500,000 bail but subsequently reduced same after her attorney argued that her client is on a previous bail amount of $180,000.
Keziah Roberts of Lot 88 Eping & Ituni Avenue, Belair Park, Georgetown registered a business under the name ‘Kapital Kare Investment’ with the Registrar of Companies and posted a business flyer of her Facebook page enticing persons to invest in her company.
During her first court appearance she was not required to plead to charges: These persons were asked to invest the sum of $40,000 Guyana dollars with the intention of receiving a return of $ 180,000 within 21 days of their investment.
Several persons had reportedly invested varying sums of monies in her company and never received their capital or returns as promised. The matter was reported to SOCU and a ‘Wanted Bulletin’ was issued by the Guyana Police Force for her arrest. She subsequently surrendered herself to the police in the company of an Attorney-at-Law.
She was questioned and subsequently charged for three counts (indictable) of Obtaining Money by False Pretence, Contrary to Section 194 of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act Chapter 8:01 and one count (summary) of Obtaining Money by False Pretence Contrary to Section 99 of the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act Chapter 8:02.
She was then placed on $50,000 bail on each charge.
During her first appearance she was also requested to appeared before the Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan to answer to one of the charges since it was out of Jurisdiction for that she was granted bail in the sum of $30,000 along with the condition that she lodge her passport and report to SOCU every Friday at 9 am. The matter was transferred to the Sparendaam.