By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
AN AMERICAN who heads the purchasing division of a local seafood company appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday, accused of defrauding his employer of more than $400,000.
Dinesh Ragbir, 49, of West Bay Street, denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty to the two charges brought against him.
He appeared before Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis.
Ragbir, who works for Blue Water Lobster International, faces one charge of fraud by false presences and one charge of fraudulent breach of trust.
It is claimed that between November 6 and 9, he received $406,783.92 with the intent to defraud.
It is further claimed that he dishonestly appropriated funds entrusted to him.
The accused was granted $50,000 bail with one surety and was told he would stand trial on February 11, 2013.