A former travel agent who was attached to the Muneshwar’s Travel Service, was today released on $300,000 bail after she was slapped with several charges of collecting money under false pretense, while being an employee of the company.
31-year-old, Priya Lall, stood before Principal Magistrate, Judy Latchman and denied any wrongdoing after the charges were read to her.
The court heard that on the 16th October 2017, while being a travel agent, she embezzled $380,000 by using the name of her employer.
It was further revealed to the Court that between the 1st and the 30th September, 2017, she also embezzled over $200,000.
The woman’s Attorney told the Court that his client was overseas when the allegations were made against her and she voluntarily made her way back home to answer to the allegations.
However, the Police Prosecutor stated that Immigration files recorded that the woman left Guyana on the 21st October.
He explained that one of the victims booked and paid for a return ticket to the United States, but when she arrived at the airport to return to Guyana, it was then revealed to her that only a one-way ticket had been purchased by the agent.
The Police Prosecutor objected to bail and stated that several other charges will be laid against the woman of a similar nature.
Bail was however, granted in the sum of $300,000 and the accused has been ordered to lodge her passport with the Court. She returns to Court in February.
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