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Man arrested for reportedly ripping off farmers of $30M

Micah Sonaram

Three years after he was charged for collecting over $5 million from his underage friends by pretending, he could import cars and get firearm licenses for them, 24-years-old Micah Sonaram is bback at it again.. this time promising excavators.

Sonaram this time around is accused of collecting over $30 million from several rice farmers who he promised that he would be able to import excavators for them but after collecting millions from as down payments, he goes ‘Ghost’ on them.

Sonaram of 2773 Flying Fish Street North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, it is understood, has been engaging farmers who do not have enough money to approach an established company to purchase the machinery as the money they have for  down payments are too small compared to actual price for the equipment.

With that in mind, they placed their trust in Sonaram with their small down payment and he promised to acquire the machinery for them.

It was recently when those who invested with The alleged fraudster sought to enquire of their investment and the machinery, Sonaram could not provide the money.

While he has a registered business that allows him to import vehicles and other items, he has in this case, took the monies intended for purchasing the excavators and instead  invested it into a fuel business that eventually went belly-up, thus reportedly fraudently converting the monies to his own use.

Back in 2017, Sonaram was charged with similar offences and released on $150,000 bail.

The first charge alleged that Sonaram, between October 1, 2017 and October 31, 2017, at Georgetown, fraudulently obtained $5,500,000 from two minors by falsely pretending he was in a position to import a motor pickup vehicle, knowing same to be false.

It was further alleged that between the said dates, he fraudulently obtained $300,000 from the said minors, by falsely pretending that he was in a position to grant a firearm and a firearm licence, knowing same to be false.

The last charge alleged that between September 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017, he fraudulently obtained $25, 000 from the minors by falsely pretending that he was in a position to obtain identification cars for them.