Clerk of Everest Cricket Club on fraud charge


A former Clerk of Everest Cricket Club, appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Friday, charged with embezzling money from the club.

Soma Basmattie Jaikaran of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, denied the charge which alleged that between September 28, 2016 and November 15, 2016 at Georgetown, while being employed as a clerk or servant at the company, she fraudulently embezzled $549,600.

She was represented by attorney, Nigel Hughes, who made an application for reasonable bail.  Police Prosecutor, Richard Harris made no objection but requested that reporting conditions be attached to the bail.

The Magistrate released Jaikaran on $100,000 bail with the condition that she report to the Brickdam Police Station once a month.  The matter was adjourned to September 22.

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