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Clerk charged for stealing $1.3M in gold

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first_imgA former clerk attached to Troy Resources Incorporated was on Friday taken before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a charge of stealing $1.3 million worth of raw gold from the mining company.Kevon De Freitas denied that he stole the gold on August 24, 2018 at 14 Miles Issano, Mazaruni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The court heard that after the gold had gone missing, a Supernumerary Assistant Superintendent attached to Troy Resources, while in the company of others, visited De Freitas’s home and conducted a search.The prosecution is contending that during the search, 114 pennyweights of raw gold were reportedly discovered hidden in a multi-coloured haversack. When questioned, the defendant allegedly admitted to stealing the gold, and told the officers, “Is a lil hussle I mek.” As such, he was arrested and taken into Police custody.Magistrate McLennan placed DeFreitas on $200,000, and set the case to continue before the Bartica Magistrate on September 14.last_img read more