Georgetown man accused of forging dead man’s signature on $50M sale agreement
Marlus Hendricks, the head of the Guyana Re-migrants Mission (GRM) – a non-profit organisation – appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday accused of forging a dead man’s signature on a G$50 million agreement of sale for a building located at Princes Street.
Hendricks, 42, of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on July 17, 2019, in Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he forged a document to make an agreement purported to be signed by Antonio Charles, knowing same to be forged.
His attorney, Clevon Humphrey told the court that the matter is before the High Court and that two government analyst have already reported on the authenticity of the sale.
The Chief Magistrate released Hendricks on $30,000 bail and adjourned the case to February 16, 2021. Reports indicate that the two men entered into an agreement in July 2019 and that Hendricks paid Charles the $50M for the building.
Charles subsequently died in July 2020 and his son has since alleged that the signature was forged, hence the police probe.