A Sangre Grande man has been granted bail after pleading not guilty to obtaining money by false pretence from a man in 2018.
Jevon Sanchez, 35, of Nicholas Street, Wallenvale, was charged with the offence when he appeared via video conferencing before a Sangre Grande magistrate yesterday.
He was granted $80,000 bail with surety or a $20,000 cash alternative. The matter was adjourned to August 5.
A statement from the Police Service said the victim reported to investigating officers that between the period February 2, 2018 and September 9, 2018, he paid a man sums of money totalling $80,000 for a vehicle after being informed that it was free from all encumbrances. Sometime after the victim took possession of the vehicle, it was seized by a bailiff acting on behalf of a financial
The police said the victim later learned that the man he bought the vehicle from had failed to complete making payments for it and was in arrears. A report was made to the police and an investigation launched into the matter.
Sanchez was arrested on Tuesday.
The charge against him was laid by PC Gadar of the Fraud Squad on that same date.