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Alleged fraudulent conversion lands man in jail

September 28, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura

One Mohamed Kargbo was on Tuesday remanded at the Male Correctional Centre by Magistrate Hannie Bonnie of Court No.2 for alleged fraudulent conversion contrary to section 20 (i) (iv) (b) of the Larceny Act 1916.

Police alleged that the accused on 5th September, 2017, at Guard Street, fraudulently converted to his own use or benefit, certain properties; two bags of raw fish, three cartoons of frozen chicken, two cartoons sausage and two jerry cans of  cooking oil, among other items, totaling two million, three hundred and twenty one thousand Leones, entrusted to him by Zainab Thonronka, for the purpose of delivery at bus station, Wallace Johnson Street.

The matter was prosecuted by Police Constable 9155 Dwight Macarthy.

In another matter in the same court, one Esther Kamara was also remanded at the Male Correctional Centre by Magistrate Bonnie on allegation of obtaining goods by false pretense contrary to section 32 (1) of the Larceny Act of 1916.

The particulars of offence stated that the accused person between 1st and 31st May, 2017, at Adelaide Street in Freetown, with intent to defraud, obtained certain properties including, one Microsoft touch phone, two long lady dress, five dozen umbrella, three men kaftan dress, five gara wrappers and four lace materials among other items totaling seven million, seven hundred and seventy thousand Leones from Amelia Rogers by falsely pretending that she was going to sell them knowing the same to be false.

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