Bail extention for man on fraud charge
A man involved in a fraud case had his bail extended when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court recently.
Charged with fraudulent conversion is Aldion Brown, who pleaded guilty with explanation to the offence.
Allegations are that on November 16, the female complainant entrusted Brown with a number of goods valued at $29,950 to sell. It is said, however, that Brown sold the goods and did not repay the complainant. Instead, Brown used the money for his own use and benefit.
Following a report made to the police, Brown was arrested and charged.
In court, Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey probed the matter.
"Where is the money?" she questioned.
Brown explained that he had in fact sold the goods given to him by the complainant to sell.
"Eventually, me use the money to buy some other goods and try sell them," he added.
"You can't wash the lady's money like that," RM Pusey replied.
The court heard that the complainant had recovered some of the goods Brown used her money to purchase in an attempt to turn a profit.
However, she believes she hasn't been satisfactorily compensated to date.
The accused man had his bail extended for him to return on December 9, at which point he is expected to make restitution in the sum of $20,000. A fingerprint order was also made against him.