Overseas-based Guyanese remanded on fraud charges

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A 31-year-old overseas-based Guyanese was on Tuesday remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman on two forgery-related charges, allegedly committed against Attorney-at-law Bibi Shadick.

Amrita Dyal, a Guyanese national, who is the mother of five children and is employed as a nurse in Canada, denied both charges when it was read in court.

The first charge alleged that between March 12 and March 13, 2018, at Georgetown with intent to defraud, Dyal uttered a forged promissory note purporting for the sum of US$547,000 to be paid to Kelwattie Sahibdeen by Bibi Safora Shadick, knowing same to be forged.

It is also alleged that on March 13, Dyal procured her father, Bhagwandeen Dyal to utter a payment note to Shadick to pay the sum of US$547,000.

The prosecutors explained that Dyal was not authorized to issue the payment notes.

Prosecutor Arwin Moore told the court that Dyal used her father to carry out the act on her behalf. He added that Sahibdeen, who is the cousin of the defendant, took a loan from Shadick, however, Dyal allegedly forged a promissory note stating that there was an argument between the parties for the money to be paid monthly.

The Prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that the woman is a flight risk and does not reside in Guyana. Dyal, who was represented by Attorney Bernard DaSantos, was remanded to prison until May 22, 2018.

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