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Father on fraud charges granted $100,000 bail
Chaguanas father Kevin Ramdass has been granted $100,000 bail on four fraud-related charges. Ramdass, 31, the father of four, is accused of trying to buy alcoholic beverages with a fraudulent cheque valued $45,290 and having a false driver’s permit and identification card bearing a different name. He appeared before San Fernando Lisa Ramsumair-Hinds, but was not called upon to plead to the charges. The magistrate told him the charges were strictly indictable.
All the offences are alleged to have taken place on October 16. One charge alleged that Ramdass was held with the false driver’s permit and identification card in the name of Vishnu Ramsundar in San Fernando. The two other charges are that he uttered the forged First Citizens, San Juan manager’s cheque with intent to defraud at MS City Supermarket in Debe and that he tried to defraud the supermarket by paying for items with the fraudulent cheque.
Defence attorney Dexter Bailey, in his bail application, said his client had no previous convictions or pending matters and was not a flight risk. Bailey said Ramdass co-operated with the police, but his client complained that he was threatened by a member of the Fraud Squad to give a statement. Bailey also complained that a Justice of Peace prevented him from seeing Ramdass while he was detained at the police station.
The magistrate made a note on the court’s record about the allegations and advised Ramdass to lodge a complaint with the Police Complaints Authority. The matter was adjourned to November 15.
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