A Trinidadian national, who a few years ago pretended to be a young Member of Parliament from Trinidad, has found himself facing the Guyana courts after he allegedly defrauding two city hotel of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The man, Anthony Nestor, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ court on Friday and was slapped with two fraud charges after he stayed at the Brandsville Hotel and the Opus Hotel, racked up bills and then offered a invalid credit card for payment.
The court heard that between April 1 and 15, 2016 he ran up a bill of $260,000 at the Brandsville hotel and the in August ran up a bill of $66,000 at the Opus Hotel and when it was time to pay, he offered an invalid credit card that did not even belong to him.
He was recently arrested and charged. He was refused bail and remanded to prison. He faced similar fraud charges in Trinidad a few years ago.
Back in 2010/2011, the youngster appeared in Guyana and presented himself to local politicians as a Member of the the Trinidadian Parliament. He secured a number of meetings back then with government and opposition officials and even set up an office for a youth parliament on Brickdam. He was thrown out of that office when the owners realised that he was not who he claimed to be.
The man had also presented himself as a CARICOM official and a Commonwealth official and even started a youth group in Georgetown that attempted to defraud a number of businesses.