Romario Lamy was granted bail for $50,000 after he appeared before Justice of the Peace Oliver Boodoo charged with four counts of fraud and one count of larceny.
Lamy, 28, of Williams Street, Four Road, Diego Martin, was charged with stealing $90,227 worth of alcohol and four counts of the fraudulent falsification of Hotel Electronic Inventory Records.
He is expected to appear in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on June 1st.
According to police reports, the Hilton Hotel reported to police that during the period August 2020 and November 2020, an employee at the hotel sent eight email orders to one of the hotel’s suppliers requesting several cases of Remy Martin VSOP Cognac and “Glennfiddich Special Reserve 12 year”.
The employee reportedly collected the alcohol at the supplier’s warehouse and did not submit the alcohol to the hotel’s inventory. He took it for himself. All eight orders were without the authorization and knowledge of the management of the hotel.
The employee used his access to the electronic inventory record of the hotel to manipulate certain purchase order records in an attempt to conceal his actions. The scheme was discovered in November 2020, when the hotel’s finance department noted the large amounts of alcohol being supplied during the low-occupancy pandemic period.
PC Dubois of the Fraud Squad conducted investigations and Lamy was arrested on Wednesday 29th April, 2021, and charged on Thursday 30th April, 2021