Man escapes with $600k after falsely promising to sell car


Jarrel Barker, 21, of Tuschen, West Demerara was Monday charged with fraud.

Baker appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Rhondell Weever.

It is alleged that on August 31, at Water Street, Georgetown, Barker obtained the sum of $600,000 from Shahim Baksh by falsely promising to sell him a motor car.

The court heard that on August 13, Baksh saw an advertisement on “What’s For Sale Guyana”.

Baksh made contact with Barker and the following day he met with him and handed over the $600,000 at Muneshwar’s Wharf.

Barker told Baksh that he was going to collect the car. He reportedly entered the wharf compound and escaped through another gate.

Baksh again contacted Barker through the same ‘What’s For Sale Guyana” account.

A similar arrangement was made and Barker was arrested and under caution, he admitted to the police.

Following his guilty plea, Magistrate Weever asked Barker if he had intentions to repay the Baksh his money and he responded by saying “I was gonna return the money today, I have to go to the bank and I have to make some calls.”

Barker was ordered by Magistrate Weever to repay the Baksh through the court on September 08 at 9:00hrs.

The matter was adjourned to September 08.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.