25-year-old mechanic/electrician, Ackim Alexander, was granted $50,000 bail on charges of fraudulent conversion.

A 25-year-old mechanic/electrician, of Ralph Narine Trace, South Oropouche, was granted $50,000 bail when he appeared virtually before a Siparia Magistrate, charged with fraudulent conversion of $25,000.

The matter was heard before Magistrate Aden Stroude on Wednesday.

The mechanic/electrician Ackim Alexander pleaded not guilty.

The matter has been postponed to Tuesday January 12 next year.

According to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, it is alleged that sometime in November 2019, at San Fernando, the victim gave his blue and silver Yamaha R1 motorcycle valued $25,000 to a man, for him to sell and remit the money to him.

On Sunday May 24 this year the owner was informed that the motorcycle was sold in South Oropouche by the same man however he failed to remit the proceeds of the sale in the sum of $25,000 to him and all attempts to have the man remit the money proved futile.

A report was subsequently made to the police and the man was arrested by Sgt (Ag) Breedy of Fyzabad Police Station on Monday September 21.

The suspect was then handed over to the Fraud Squad where PC Kernahan subsequently charged Alexander for the offence of fraudulent conversion.