‘Overworked underpaid’ employee stages robbery against company

(The stolen money recovered- Guyana Police Force photo)

A 39-year-old man is set to face charges on Thursday after he admitted to staging a robbery against his employer.

Rudolph Forde works with Fernandez Guyana Enterprise Inc. as a driver/salesman. On January 10, he reported to the Timehri Police Station that he was robbed of an undisclosed sum of money belonging to the company, by two males on a white and gold Honda XR motorcycle without a registration number. Forde also claimed that one of the ‘bandits’ was armed with a handgun.

However, due to inconsistencies in his initial report, he was reinterviewed on Tuesday where he admitted to staging the robbery because he felt that he was being “overworked and underpaid by the company,” according to a statement from the Guyana Police Force.

He then took the Police to his residence where he proceeded to a derelict car parked in his yard. He then opened the trunk of the said vehicle where he retrieved a black plastic bag containing an undisclosed sum of cash which he indicated was the property of Fernandez Guyana Inc. The money was counted in his presence and it amounted to $129,730.

The suspect was then escorted to the Timehri Police Station and placed into custody pending charges. The money was lodged by serial numbers to be produced as evidence.