In death, they parted, but a 59-year-old widow found herself before a City Magistrate today facing a forgery charge in connection with her late husband’s will.
The woman, Lillawattie Persaud of Vreed en hoop, West Coast Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Court heard that on or around December 11, 2015, the woman uttered a forged will to the Deeds Registry, claiming that it was the real thing, as left behind by her husband, Sasenarine Ramsaywack.
The Police prosecutor told the Magistrate that it was the son of the dead man who reported the forgery. An investigation was conducted and it was confirmed that the document was indeed forged.
The forged will contained written notes handing over the dead man’s property to the widow. Bail was granted in the sum of $200,000 and the case will come up again on June 30, 2017.