Ex-cop ‘Brother Fraud’ arrested for pretending to be CANU officer
A Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara man who was charged in 2016 with four counts of forgery and later found guilty, was on Wednesday again arrested by police, this time for pretending to be an employee of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU).
Kevin McDonald, who is also known as “Brother Fraud”, remains in police custody at the Brickdam Police Station as the investigators probe fresh allegations that he attempted to arrest a young man while pretending to be a CANU officer.
According to the young man’s friend, Raj Persaud, who later posted a video of McDonald’s arrest on Facebook, the incident occurred Wednesday afternoon in the vicinity of Thomas and Middle Streets, Georgetown.
He said McDonald presented himself to the friend, who has been identified only as Dameon, neatly dressed and wearing a body camera and attempted to handcuff him and place him into a tinted Toyota Premio he was driving.
McDonald, who now works at Innovative Advisory and Security Services, reportedly claimed that Dameon was wanted on narcotics-related charges and that he was going to take him to the Brickdam Police Station.
Persaud posted on his Facebook page that while Dameon was resisting arrested and demanding that McDonald properly identify himself, two police ranks on bike patrol approached the scene.
McDonald reportedly jumped into his car and drove away in a haste but he was pursued by the ranks and cornered.
When he could not provide his ID to substantiate his claims of being a CANU rank, he was arrested and taken to the Brickdam Police Station.
Persaud said while at the station giving his statement, someone else saw McDonald and claimed he also tried to rob them while posing as a CANU rank.
McDonald was arraigned on July 21, 2016 on charges that he forged receipts showing payments made to him by Universal Machinery and uttered forged receipts to Yohini Latchman, Principal Assistant Secretary (Finance) at the former Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, knowing them to be forged.