Businessman charged with receiving over $1.4M in stolen items


A Stabroek Market businessman appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, charged with receiving over $1.4M worth of stolen items.

Kelson Adams of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, denied that between December 6 and December 14, 2017, at Stabroek Market, he received three motor car batteries valued $190,000; a generator valued $400,000 along with three audio amplifiers worth $900,000, knowing same to be stolen or unlawfully obtained. The items are the property of Leonard Young.

Adams did not have legal representation and pleaded not guilty to the charge.  Police Prosecutor, Arwin Moore made no objection to bail but told the court that the stolen items were recovered at Adams’ home.

He was released on $70,000 bail and the case was adjourned to January 3, 2018, when it will be called before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.

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