Travel agent charged for ripping off customers

first_imgA Muneshwars travel agent found herself before the court on Friday charged with embezzling funds from the company.Thirty-one-year-old Priya Lall of Lot 20 West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied that she embezzled cash on three occasions.The first charge stated that between September 1 and 30, 2017, at Muneshwars Travel Agency, she embezzled $72,000.Another charge stated that on September 15, 2017, also at Muneshwars Travel Agency she embezzled $150,000.The final charge stated that on October 14, 2017, she embezzled $380,000.According to Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, the Virtual Complainants booked flights through the Muneshwars Travel Agency.However, the Virtual Complainants (VC) travelled and while on vacation, called and made enquires about their return flights and were told that booking were not made.As such, they had to make alternative arrangements and returned to Guyana where a complaint was filed at the travel agency and to the Police.Following investigations, the Lall was arrested and charged with the offence of embezzlement.Lall’s Attorney, Usen Gomes, in a bail application told the court that his client returned home to Guyana as soon as she heard of the allegations against her and maintains her innocence.As such, bail was granted in the sum of $300,000. As a condition for bail, she had to surrender her passport to the court. The case will continue on February 9.last_img read more