Teen granted bail after emptying woman’s bank account

first_imgAn 18-year-old was on Friday granted bail in the sum of $40,000 when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with gaining access to a bank account and withdrawing a large amount of cash.Jolyon Veloza denied that on April 18 and 21, 2018 in Georgetown, he gained access to Areka Forde’s Republic Bank account and withdrew $147,000.According to the facts of the matter, the young lady left her wallet in which the bank card and other items were kept at her La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD) home and went to run an errand.Upon her return, she found the wallet at the back of her home. As such, she visited the bank, and upon checking, she realized that all her money was withdrawn with the exception of $700.A report was made at the Brickdam Police Station and an investigation was launched. After reviewing the CCTV footage, the accused was seen withdrawing the money on the day in question.The matter was adjourned to May 11.last_img

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