He was hired as a driver for a mini-bus, but a Friendship, East Coast Demerara man thought a sale of the same bus would be easier.
24-year-old, Patrick Watts appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court today and was charged for fraudulently converting the bus to his own use.
The Court heard that sometime between August 24 and September 11, Watts sold the mini-bus belonging to Elvis Smith for less than half of its worth.
The Police Prosecutor told the Court that Watts was hired as the driver for the mini-bus and agreed to pay the owner $7000 per day, while keeping the remainder of the daily earnings.
The arrangement was reportedly going well until the owner could not make contact with the driver. When he eventually made contact with the man and enquired about his mini-bus, the accused took him to Linden where he revealed that he had sold the bus for $300,000 to someone in the town.
The bus was valued at $3.1 million.
The shocked owner filed a police complaint and the charge was prepared. The accused was granted $100,000 bail and will make his next court appearance on October 16, 2017.