Women's Issues In Guyana

Man tricked woman seeking US visa with promise of marriage

Posted in Crimes against Women by wiig on April 29, 2008
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– court hears
Stabroek News – April 29, 2008

A man was placed on a total of $195,000 bail yesterday when he appeared on charges of forgery in a US visa scam before Magistrate Melissa Robertson-Ogle in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

Carlton Jackman, 57, allegedly took $100,000 from Maureen Persaud telling her that he would provide her with a US visa. The woman said she was supposed to marry Jackman to get to the United States but he tricked her instead.

He was slapped with charges of intent to defraud, uttering a forged document, that is a letter purported to be from the US Embassy Visa Section, and uttering the forged letter to Persaud to get the money from her.

The Lyng Street, Charlestown man pleaded not guilty and was placed on $65,000 bail for each charge. He will return to court on May 19.


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