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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 29 October 2015

Source: GNA

Businessman issues fake cheques for 15 generators

A Chinese businessman has dragged his Ghanaian counterpart to court for issuing three outdated cheques for GH? 70,000.00 to him.

James Armah, the accused person was charged with two counts for stealing and issuing old cheques to purchase 15 generators by an Accra circuit court.

The complainant, Mr Yin Guang Qing, the Manager of Yuchai Machinery Ghana Company Limited said 15 generators were valued at GH?70,000.00.

The prosecuting officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Man-Anit Sampana told the court that the accused person who resides at Ashiaman went to the company to buy the generators and made the payments with three post dated old ADB cheque leaflets with face values of GH?20,000.00, GH?20,000.00 and GH?30,000.00.

He said the amount was to be withdrawn on September 7, September 14 and September 21.

He said when Mr Qing presented the cheques to the Nungua Branch of the ADB, he was informed by the bank that it is now out of the system since 2007 and since then he had not heard from James.

Mr Qing reported the case to the Nungua Police Station and after investigations the accused was charged and subsequently arraigned.

Mr Edward Essandoh, the presiding judge adjourned the case to November 11.

The accused denied owing GH? 70,000.00 to Mr Qing during cross examination.

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