Monies repaid, fraud case dropped
THE ATTORNEY-AT-LAW charged in connection with the theft of over $226 000 had the matters withdrawn yesterday after the monies he was accused of stealing were repaid.
Alvin David Bryan, 41, of Rose Drive, Wanstead Heights, St. Michael, who appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court, was not required to plead to stealing $61 950.01, between May 26 and August 13, this year, being the proceeds of a Barbados National Bank cheque, payable to A David Bryan for $123 345.86, and belonging to Georgia Broome.
He was also not required to plead to stealing $165 000, belonging to John Jones, between February 19 and July 2, this year.
Complainant Broome, who was in court, testified that while she had made a report to police and knew that the attorney had been charged, she was now no longer interested in proceeding with the matter.
Meanwhile, attorney Bryan Weekes of the firm Weekes, Kissoon & Deane, said he had received instructions from his client John Jones and, as a result of “certain developments in the matter, he was is no longer minded to proceed with the matter”.
Weekes further explained the reason his client was not in court was because he was in France, where he lived.
Prosecutor Sergeant Trenton Small then informed the court the prosecution would not be proceeding with the matters and Acting Magistrate Manilla Renée dismissed them.