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Buksh Denies Charges In Alleged Fraud, Conversion And Theft Case

A Suva man charged with theft appeared before Magistrate Asanga Bodaragama at the Suva Magis­trates Court yesterday. Imtiaz Ali Buksh charged with one count each of fraudulent fal­sification of accounts,
15 Jan 2019 15:24
Buksh Denies Charges In Alleged Fraud, Conversion And Theft Case

A Suva man charged with theft appeared before Magistrate Asanga Bodaragama at the Suva Magis­trates Court yesterday.

Imtiaz Ali Buksh charged with one count each of fraudulent fal­sification of accounts, conversion and theft.

For the first count, it is alleged that Buksh, between November 23, 2015 and December 29, 2016, in Suva, while being employed as the accounts clerk for Future For­est Fiji Limited willfully altered the company cheques number 4895, 4973, 4997, 5043, 5123, 5020, 5140, 5155 and 4866 with the inten­tion to defraud the said Future Forest Fiji Limited.

For the second count, it is al­leged that Buksh, between the same timeframe, being entrusted as the accounts clerk of Future Forest Fiji Limited with the com­pany cheques number 4895, 4997, 5020, 5043, 5123, 5140, 5155, and 4866 to make payments to Fiji National Provident Fund, fraudu­lently converted the said cheques valued at $33,375.79 to his own use.

For the third count, it is alleged that Buksh, between the same timeframe, dishonestly appropri­ated the ANZ bank cheques 4895, 4973, 4997, 5020, 5043, 5123, 5140, 5155 and 4866, the property of Future Forest Fiji Limited to the total value of $33,375.79 with the intention to permanently deprive the said Future Forest Fiji Lim­ited.

Buksh pleaded not guilty to all three counts as charged.

The matter was adjourned to fix a hearing date to July 27.

The accused’s bail was extended.

Edited by Percy Kean

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