NIS fraudster slapped with forgery charges

first_imgDavid Alli, the man who fraudulently provided false information on a cheque given to him by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) was on Wednesday slapped with two charges for the offence. The 45-year-old Surinamese man, who currently resides at Bagotville, West Bank Demerara (WBD), denied that between February 13, 2018 and May 7, 2018 at Georgetown, he forged one NIS voucher #18240014 dated May 7, valued $9695 in favour of himself purporting to show that same was valued $90,695 knowing same to be false.The prosecution is contenting that on May 7, 2018 while at Brickdam, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, Alli uttered to Saskia George the same forged NIS voucher knowing same to be false. He also denied he committed that offence.On Wednesday, Alli told the court that he does not have any money in Guyana to maintain himself. Despite denying the offence, he apologised for committing the act and begged for forgiveness.Police Prosecutor Simone Payne had no objections to bail being granted, however, Alli indicated to Magistrate Fabayo Azore that he cannot afford bail as he has no family living in Guyana.Magistrate Azore granted him bail in the sum of $25,000 for each of the two charges.The case will continue on May 16.last_img read more