Man charged for forging NIS voucher

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A 40-year-old man who forged his disablement pension voucher with intent to defraud the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) was on Thursday fined $60,000 and sentenced to four months in jail.

David Ali was found guilty of two fraud related charges by Magistrate Annett Singh and sentenced in absentia after failing to show up to court to lead his defence.

The first charge alleged that Ali, between February 13, 2018 and May 7, 2018 at Georgetown, forged a NIS disablement pension voucher dated May 7, 2018 issued for the sum of $9,695 purporting to show the sum of $90,695.

He was also charged with uttering the forged voucher to Saskia George, a cashier attached to NIS building at Brickdam on May 7, 2018.

Magistrate Singh fined Ali $30,000 along with two months’ imprisonment on each charge.

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