Suspended SRP denied bail on fraud charge

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 13:15

A suspended Special Reserve Police (SRP) officer, accused of fraudulently receiving $36,500 from a 26-year-old victim, has been denied bail after appearing before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with larceny trick.

Andy Petit, 35, of Irvin Street, Petit Bourg, appeared before Magistrate Cheron Raphael, in the Port of Spain 11th Magistrate’s Court, on Monday 30th April, 2018.

The matter was adjourned to Thursday 10th May, 2018, and transferred to the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court.

The accused is alleged to have obtained $36,500 on Friday 31st March, 2017, for the sale of a Nissan Wingroad motor vehicle, which was never delivered.

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

The officer, who was last attached to the Guard and Emergency Branch, was suspended in 2016 for the same offence of larceny trick.

Petit was arrested by officers of the Arouca Police Station on Thursday 26th April, 2018, and subsequently charged by Sgt. Bryan Popan, of the Fraud Squad, on Sunday 29th April, 2018.