ECD man charged for defrauding woman of $5M

first_imgA man who defrauded a woman of $5 million under the pretext that he can get the murder charge brought against her relative dismissed was granted bail in the sum of $200,000 when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Richard Alder, 46, of Enterprise, East Coast Demerara (ECD) denied the allegation which started that he collected the money from Nicola Duggin between September 20, 2016, and January 20, 2017, claiming to be in a position to get a murder charge against Robert Benn who was charged with the murder of 22-year-old Collin Pereira dismissed.Benn, a businessman, shot and killed Pereira and injured Gail Ann Chacon in July of 2016 when they reversed on his Perry Street, Tuchville, Georgetown bridge.According to reports, Pereira, who was driving a heavily-tinted motorcar, with Chacon in the front passenger seat, attempted to turn the vehicle in front of Benn’s residence.In the process, Benn, who was reportedly in his yard, whipped out his licenced handgun and discharged several rounds at the vehicle, hitting the victims about their bodies.Attorney for the accused, Keavon Best, called the charge of fraud one without substance, stating that his client did not receive any cash.However, Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh told the court that Alder was given the money which totalled $5 million on several occasions, promising to give same to Pereira’s mother but failed to so.Bail was not objected to and Alder will make his next appearance on July 20.last_img

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