6 female officers to appear in court for fraud

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 18:30

Six female Special Reserve Police officers accused of making fraudulent extra duty claims are expected to appear in court tomorrow morning.

The officers were detained briefly last month but were released by detectives of the Professional Standards Bureau as the investigation was at a preliminary stage. 

Guardian Media understands that the officers were invited to return this morning as investigators received advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions at the end of the investigation.  

The officers were expected to appear in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate's court this afternoon, but their court appearance had to be postponed as investigators had not completed the paperwork for their court appearance by 4 pm. 

The investigation centered around inflated overtime claims made by the officers for extra duty services which were supposed to be performed during Christmas, last year, and this year's Carnival celebrations.