Sunday, February 18, 2018

Trickster fleeced eight people: Goes to jail

...he collected $100,000

Prison: Howill Junior Pooran

A SELF-PROFESSED gambler who collected over $100,000 and failed to deliver the cars promised to eight people has been sentenced to four years on each of the offences.

Car dealer Howill Junior Pooran was today returned to jail, two years after he was released having served time for similar offences.

Pooran, 30, who was charged with larceny by trick entered said he was guilty of the nine charges.

Police prosecutor Cleyon Seedan said that between October 2016 and March 2017, $115,800 was handed over to Pooran by seven women and two men in areas of San Fernando. In two of the matters the cash was given at Gulf City Mall and along Pointe a Pierre Road, San Fernando. The monies represented down payment toward the purchase of cars. Pooran was also charged with taking $3,000 from a ninth person as a down payment toward the delivery of four 17 inch car rims.

Pooran said he was guilty of all the offences as he appeared before senior magistrate Nannette Forde-John.

Forde-John asked what had become of the cash and Pooran said he had a gambling problem. She told him he had previous convictions of a similar nature and Pooran admitted he was released from prison on March 15 2015.

Forde-John sentenced him to four years on each of the nine charges. The sentences will run concurrently.