A 28-YEAR-OLD man who allegedly stole more than $90,000 worth in alcohol was granted bail when he appeared in Court last Friday.
Romario Lamy, of Williams Street, Four Road, Diego Martin and an ex-employee of Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, was charged with the offence of larceny of $90,227 worth of alcohol and four counts of the fraudulent falsification of Hotel Electronic Inventory Records.
He was granted bail in the sum of $50,000 with a surety after he appeared before a Justice of the Peace Oliver Boodoo. The matter is expected to be heard at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court on June 1.
Police stated on Monday that Hilton reported to police that during the period August 2020 and November 2020, an employee at the hotel sent eight email orders to one of the hotel’s suppliers requesting several cases of Remy Martin VSOP Cognac and Glennfiddich Special Reserve 12 Year.
The employee reportedly collected the alcohol at the supplier’s warehouse and did not submit the alcohol to the hotel’s inventory. He took it for himself.
All eight orders were without the authorisation and knowledge of the management of the hotel. The employee used his access to the electronic inventory record of the hotel to manipulate certain purchase order records in an attempt to conceal his actions. The scheme was discovered in November 2020, when the finance department of the hotel noted the large amounts of alcohol being supplied during the low-occupancy pandemic period.
Investigations were conducted by PC Dubois of the Fraud Squad and Lamy was arrested on April 29 and charged the day after.