Man walks free from embezzlement case


November 03, 2015

A man accused of embezzling funds walked free following his appearance in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Thursday.

Charged with embezzlement is salesman and driver Andre Chin, 34, of Waterford in Portmore, St Catherine. He previously pleaded guilty to the offence.

Allegations are that, between October 30, 2014 and September this year, the accused man was reportedly in possession of cheques entrusted to him by a company he was employed to, but did not hand them over as instructed.

It is said that, instead, Chin managed to cash the cheques, a combined total of $629,064.42. Chin reportedly fraudulently appropriated the money thereafter.

After irregularities were discovered by the company, the police were called in. An investigation was launched following which Chin was arrested and subsequently charged.

In court, Chin reportedly made full restitution. As a result, Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey ruled that no further evidence be offered against him and he was allowed to go.

- B.B.

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