Man pleads guilty to over 40 counts of forgery

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    A 30-year-old San Juan man has appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate charged with over 40 counts of forgery.

    Between August 28th 2019 and January 16th 2020, Shaheed Hosein allegedly obtained $147,000 in cash from 21 cheques drawn from an account belonging to his employer, a pest control company in Cascade.

    The signatures on the cheques were forged and Hosein was not entitled to the money.

    Meanwhile, in another incident on December 20th 2019, the accused was entrusted with $16,795 in cash to be deposited into the company’s account.

    He deposited $13,759 and took the remainder.

    Hosein was arrested on May 17th and appeared before Magistrate Rehanne Hosein on Wednesday charged with 21 counts of obtaining money by use of a forged instrument, 21 counts of uttering a forged document, and one count of larceny servant in the sum of $3,036.

    He was granted $150,000 bail, with the matter adjourned to June 17th.