One of Grenada’s better known nurses, Sister Corrie Clara has been charged with fraud.
The 59-year old Ward Sister at the St. George’s General hospital is facing 31 counts of fraudulent breach of trust and money laundering.
She has been granted bail in the sum of $100,000 by high court judge, Madam Justice Margaret Price-Findley.
Bail was granted to Sister Clara, one day before she made her first court appearance on June 25 at the No.1Magistrate’s Court presided over by Chief Magistrate, Tamara Gill.
As part of the bail conditions, the nurse was asked to surrender all travel documents. She is due to return to court on July 28.
The total amount involved in the case is $240,000.
According to a release issued by the Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), the offence was allegedly committed over a period of three years.
Attorney-at-law, Deloni Edwards of the law firm of George E.D Clyne who has been retained by the senior nurse, told reporters he was confident that justice will prevail for his client in the end and she will be vindicated.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the case brought against Sister Clara is complex and involves a running feud among relatives of an elderly lady who was the beneficiary of a U.S citizen that she had married and who left her earning a tidy sum of money after his death.
Well-placed sources told this newspaper that the case could also have some political connotations.