GECOM employee charged with fraud, released on bail
Sheffern February, an employee of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), on Monday, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court slapped two charges of conspiracy to commit fraud.
The first charges stemmed from an investigation by the Police of electoral fraud at the March 2 general and regional elections.
The charge read that on March 13, 2020, at High and Cowan Street with the intent to defraud the public of Guyana, while being a Clerk at GECOM for District Four, she did not use figures from the Statements of Poll which resulted in a false declaration being made for the General Election.
The second charge is the same but relates to the Regional Elections.
She was not allowed to plead to the charge and was granted $150,000 bail on each charge, totalling $300,000 and is due to appear in court again on September 25.
February was also ordered to surrender her passport and was instructed to report to the CID every day along with staying 50 ft away from witnesses in the case.
She is alleged to have worked alongside the Returning Officer of Region Four, Clairmont Mingo to inflate figures from the March polls to give the APNU+AFC a victory.