NIS Employee on 23 Fraud Charges

Raymond Beggs – brought to court on 23 charges

Twenty-three criminal charges are hanging over the head of St. Andrew’s resident, 30 year old Raymond Beggs, a Data Clerk employee of the state-owned National Insurance Scheme (NIS).

And according to Police Prosecutor, Corporal Vah Hercules it is more than likely that more charges are likely to slapped on Beggs who is currently on holiday.

He is accused of committing fraud and uttering forged documents in the amount of $163,000.00 to get money from NIS illegally. The offense was committed between 2008 and September 2012.

Cpl Hercules told Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamar Gill on Tuesday that investigations are still being conducted and that additional charges are more than likely to be laid.

Beggs was nabbed by members of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) over the weekend.

During his first court appearance Tuesday, he was placed on bail by the Magistrate in the sum of $175,000.00 with two sureties.

Chief Magistrate Gill ordered the suspect to surrender all his travel documents and to report to the Grenville Police Station in St. Andrew’s every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 6: a.m. and 6: p.m. as part of the bail conditions.

Beggs is due to return to court on March 11, 2013.

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