Brothers on $125,000 bail for dishonoured cheques

Two Tunapuna brothers have each been placed on $75,000 bail, after appearing before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate, charged with obtaining services in the sum of $105,000, by use of dishonoured cheques.

Rajeev Harricharan, 29, an IT technician, and Timothy-Josh Harricharan, 24, an accounts clerk, both of Cecelia Road, Tunapuna, appeared before Magistrate Kerri Honore-Narine in the Port of Spain 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday to answer to the charges.

The matter has been postponed to Tuesday 29th May, 2018.

The accused were granted bail by a Justice of the Peace at the Belmont Police Station on Monday 14th May, 2018.

The accused, who are co-owners of Harricharan’s Promotions Ltd., are alleged to have made payment for equipment rentals via multiple cheques between June and July, 2017.

The victim accepted the cheques as valid, however, when deposited, they were returned as dishonoured.

The victim then made several futile attempts to recover the money owed, before making an official report to the Fraud Squad. Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Totaram Dookhie of the Fraud Squad, subsequently launched an investigation into the matter, which resulted in the men being arrested on Monday 14th May, 2018. The brothers were jointly charged by Cpl (Ag.) Kwasi Saunders, of the Fraud Squad.

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