Former Accountant at Columbus Communication (Grenada), Elvin Chitan has been committed to stand trial at the next sitting of the Criminal Assizes in St. George’s.
Chief Magistrate, Her Honour, Tamara Gill took the decision on Tuesday to commit Chitan to stand trial for three counts of stealing by reason of employment through a papal committal which was agreed to by his Attorney, Peter David.
Chief Magistrate Gill told the accused man who is an Elder with the Seventh Day Adventist Church that after reading the evidence she has found that a sufficient case has been made out against him.
Chitan is accused of stealing approximately $465,000 from the telecommunication company sometime between January 1st 2010 and February 27th 2015.
He told the presiding Magistrate that he understood what was happening since his Attorney had explained the procedure to him.
Chitan who was clad in an orange long-sleeved shirt, and was wearing a black pants at the prisoner’s dock, did not object.
He also refrained from saying anything to the court, and from calling witnesses.
Magistrate Gill placed Chitan on bail in the sum of $500,000 with two sureties and to report to Central Police Station on the Carenage, St. George’s every Monday between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Two of the suretors including Chitan’s father was present in court ready to sign the bail form.