$250,000 bail for Rio Claro woman on fraud charges

A Rio Claro woman has been granted $250,000 bail with surety, after appearing before a San Fernando Magistrate, charged with two counts of obtaining goods by use of dishonoured cheques.

Vashti Kissoonsingh, 35, a businesswoman, of Tabaquite Road, Rio Claro, appeared before Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine, in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 30th April, 2018, to answer to the charge.

The matter was postponed to Wednesday 2nd May, 2018, and transferred to the Rio Claro Magistrates’ Court.

The accused, owner of V.K. Singh Ltd, is alleged to have purchased a quantity of items from a Rio Claro company, amounting to TT$132,269.94, sometime between Thursday 27th July, 2017 and Thursday 3rd August, 2017.

A report was made by the company to the Fraud Squad, which led to an investigation being launched by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Totaram Dookhie of the Fraud Squad on Friday 27th April, 2018.

Officers of the Fraud Squad then arrested the accused on the same day, during an anti-crime exercise in the Rio Claro district. Kissoonsingh was charged by Cpl. Khalil Hosein, of the Fraud Squad.

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