April 3 is the date set for the start of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the disappearance of over $200, 000.00 from the account of the C-TEC Gas Station in Grand Anse.
33-year-old Naudica Cadet Salandy who resided at H. A. Blaize Street at the time of her arrest in November faces an indictable charge of Stealing by Reason of Employment and an indictable money laundering charge, in connection with the alleged financial theft.
The company’s former Finance Administrator reportedly committed the alleged crimes from the inception of her employment with the company in November 2017, with the most recent financial theft occurring between the months of July and October last year.
The former C-TEC employee was apprehended by police at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) while en route to neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago and was considered a flight risk and denied immediate bail on her arrest.
However, after spending approximately three weeks on remand at the Richmond Hill Prison, the suspect with assistance from Attorney-at-law, Ruggles Ferguson, Salandy was able to get bail in the sum of $150, 000.00, with two sureties.
When the case came up before Acting Chief Magistrate Teddy St. Louis at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court on Monday, Corporal of Police, Kerry Swan revealed plans to call a total of 11 witnesses to give evidence against Salandy.
The PI is expected to determine whether or not there is enough evidence to send the matter to the High Court for adjudication before a judge and jury.