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Former Driver Charged With 306 Counts Involving $34,000

A former driver was released on bail in the Nasinu Magistrates Court on Friday charged with 306 counts of obtaining financial advantage related offences. Gabriel Vijendra Prasad, 36, appeared before
01 Jan 2018 14:01
Former Driver Charged With 306 Counts Involving $34,000

A former driver was released on bail in the Nasinu Magistrates Court on Friday charged with 306 counts of obtaining financial advantage related offences.

Gabriel Vijendra Prasad, 36, appeared before Magistrate Sufia Hamza and sought representation from the Legal Aid Commission.

It is alleged that between January 1, 2016 and July 24, 2017 Prasad obtained a total of $34,784.35 by deception from a manufacturing company in Valelevu.

Prasad is charged with 52 counts of falsifying documents and 254 counts of obtaining financial advantage by deception.

Prosecutor Constable Setareki Mocevakaca objected to bail however Magistrate SufiaHamza released Prasad on $1000 cash bail.

The accused was also told to provide a surety who would be bonded for $1000.

His passport was also surrendered to the court and he was ordered not to reoffend or interfere with prosecution witnesses.

He was also informed not to change his residential address whilst on bail and report twice a week to the Nausori Police Station.

The case has been adjourned to March 9, 2018 for Prasad’s plea to be taken.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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