Plaisance man allegedly pretended to be cop, swindled man of $75k

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Sherwin Prince, 44, appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty Wednesday, accused of swindling money from a man by pretending to be a Police Officer and promising to help him in a divorce case.

Prince of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that between May 22-23, 2019 at Georgetown with intent to defraud, he obtained the sum of $75,000 from Ewart Mathild, by pretending that he was in a position to have a divorce matter dismissed.

Prince did not have legal representation and was released on $60,000 bail by Magistrate Mcgusty; the case is adjourned to June 19, 2019.

According to reports, Mathild is currently before the Georgetown High Court involved in a divorce matter; he was reportedly approached by Prince, who pretended to be a Police Officer and claimed that he could have the matter dismissed for $100,000.

The victim paid $75,000 to Prince and said he would pay the difference later.

Mathild later made inquiries about Prince when he learnt the truth.

The matter was reported to the Police and Prince was arrested during a sting operation.

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