By: Toresa Cyrus
A Trinidadian man who was recently advertising a school under the name of “the Guyana School of Etiquette”, and had listed himself as the owner of a string of shell companies, have now founded himself in some hot water after at least two city hotels accused him of defrauding them.
According to police, Anthony Nester, who had also claimed that he operated several charitable organizations including the POTS Foundation and the Chase Nestor Foundation among others, checked into Brandsville Hotel where he had took up temporary residency from the 1st to the 15th April, 2016.
At the time of checking in, the man is said to have presented a credit card to the receptionist to hold his reservation. But after racking up a more than quarter of a million dollars bill, the hotel decided to debit the presented card, only to discover that the card could not had been charged.
But after being confronted with this dilemma, Nester quietly took up residency at another city hotel using the same methodology which resulted in him racking up a further $66,000 in debt.
It was not clear to the court whether the man had unknowingly departed the hotels and could not be found, or why he was only charged now, considering the offences had occurred since April of this year.
However, up to the time of his arrest, police said that the man could not have afforded to pay the hotel bills. And as such, fraud charges were laid against him.
In an application for bail, Nester’s attorney told the court that he was staying with his now pregnant fiancée and his mother-in-law at 279 Grove Housing Scheme, and was willing to lodge substantial bail along with his Trinidadian passport.
However, after taking the nature and pattern of the offences into account, presiding Magistrate Judy Latchman refused bail, and remanded the accused to prison.
He is schedule to return to court on the 18 November for fixture.