25-year-old mechanic/electrician, Ackim Alexander, was granted $50,000 bail on charges of fraudulent conversion. (Image: TTPS)

A 25-year-old mechanic/electrician from South Oropouche will once again face the courts in January 2021, on charges of fraudulent conversion.

Official police reports state that ACKIM ALEXANDER—of Ralph Narine Trace, South Oropouche—was granted $50,000 bail when he appeared virtually before a Siparia Magistrate, charged with fraudulent conversion of $25,000.

The matter was heard before Magistrate Aden Stroude on Wednesday 23rd September 2020, where ALEXANDER pleaded not guilty.

The matter has been postponed to Tuesday 12th January, 2021.

According to a TTPS release on the matter, it is alleged that sometime in November 2019, at San Fernando, the victim gave his blue and silver Yamaha R1 motorcycle—valued at $25,000—to a man, for him to sell and remit the money to him.

On Sunday 24th May 2020, the owner was informed that the motorcycle was sold in South Oropouche by the same man. However, he failed to remit the proceeds of the sale in the sum of $25,000 to him and all attempts to have the man remit the money proved futile.

A report subsequently was made to the police, and the man was arrested by Sgt (Ag.) Breedy of Fyzabad Police Station on Monday 21st September 2020.

The suspect was then handed over to the Fraud Squad where PC Kernahan subsequently charged ALEXANDER for the offence of fraudulent conversion.

The case will be heard again in the courts on January 12th, 2021.