Charged with obtaining $400,000 in chicken parts with fraudulent cheques

A Gasparillo businesswoman has been granted bail in the sum of $300,000 after appearing before a San Fernando Magistrate, charged with two counts of obtaining over $400,000 in chicken parts, by use of dishonoured cheques.

Karen Ali, 49, owner of Import Masters Ltd, appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar, in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 21st May, 2018, to answer to the charges.

The matter was postponed to Monday 18th June, 2018.

Ali, of Second Street, Harmony Hall, Gasparillo, is alleged to have issued two cheques amounting to $490,970 for two 40 feet long containers of chicken parts, from a Gulf View company, sometime between Tuesday 4th and 18th October, 2016.

A report was made by the company to the Fraud Squad South, on Wednesday 1st March, 2017, which led to an investigation being spearheaded by ASP Kent Ghisyawan.

Fraud Squad officers then arrested the accused on Monday 21st May, 2018, during an anti-crime exercise in the Gasparillo district.

Ali was subsequently charged Cpl. David Cummings, of the Fraud Squad.

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