April 17, 2021

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Realtor accused of forging High Court order, swindling woman of $45M


Thirty-one-year old Avery Grant, a realtor, appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, accused of forging a High Court order and swindling a Chinese national of $45 million in a house lot scam.

The first charge alleged that Grant between June 14, 2016, and October 31, 2017, at Georgetown, conspired with others to forge an order of the Supreme Court of Judicature, purporting to show that same order was made by Justice Jainarine Singh, knowing same to be forged.

The second charge alleged that between June 14, 2016, and June 27, 2016, at Georgetown, Grant with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $45 million from Ying Xin Su by falsely pretending to her that he was the owner of a property situated at Lot B & C Plantation Eccles, East Bank Demerara and that he was in the position to sell same knowing it to be false.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges and the Chief Magistrate released him on $350,000 bail and adjourned the case to April 14.

According to reports, Grant is known to the victim, who was looking for a property to purchase during the year 2016. It is alleged that Grant told the woman that he was the owner of the property and was in a position to sell her same.

The two parties entered into an agreement and during the period in question, that victim handed over $45M to Grant.  The victim later discovered that Grant was not the owner of the property and that the conveyance of the property and transport, which were supposedly issued by the court, were fake. The matter was reported to the police and Grant was arrested.

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