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Crown Plaza sues former workers for fraud
Two former Crowne Plaza employees are being sued by their former employer for fraud. Dinesh Jokhoo of Tunapuna Road, Tunapuna and Brenda Radhay of Braithwaithe Street, Belmont are being sued by Crowne Plaza’s associated company Nicholas Development Ltd, a member of the Nicholas Group of Companies, for $80,488.40 in damages. In the claim filed in January 18 before High Court Justice Kokaram, Nicholas Development Ltd alleged that between the period August 2009 and March 2010, Jokhoo and Radhay, employed as assistant corporate controller and accounts clerk respectively, defrauded the company of $76,871.85.
Nicholas Development claimed that during the said period Radhay received a sum of $67,496.85 and both defendants received a sum of $9,375 which they converted to their own use. Interest of six per cent per annum between March 30 and September 30 last year, court fees and legal fees represent a sum of $3,616.55 bring the total damages being filed for to $80,488.40. It is alleged that the actions of Jokhoo and Ramday occurred through their role of depositing payments to the company’s Property Management office into the company’s bank account at Republic Bank Ltd.
The claim said the company had evidence that the defendants signed for receiving the company’s payments. The claim also said pursuant to Civil Proceedings Rules 1998 requirements, pre-action letters were sent to the defendants to repay the sum. Jokhoo and Ramday refused to pay the sum and in their defence submissions, they denied all allegations made by Nicholas Development Ltd.
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