Tunapuna store clerks charged with skimming over $100,000

Two sales clerks have been jointly charged with conspiracy to defraud Republic Bank Limited of sums totaling $113,516.35, between November and December 2018.

Troy Mohammed, 26, of St. Augustine and Tiffany Batson-Joseph, 29, of San Juan, were arrested and charged with the offense, following an investigation into a report of alleged card skimming at a clothing store, located along the Eastern Main Road, Tunapuna.

The accused, who were employed as sales clerks at the store, are alleged to have operated a Point-of-Sale card skimming machine, which in effect captured customers’ card data and pin numbers, between the period November 2018 and December 2018.

Following reports of suspicious activities in victims’ accounts, Republic Bank Limited made a report to the Fraud Squad on Monday 31st , December, 2018.

An investigation was launched by the Fraud Squad’s ABM Task Force, under the supervision of Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Greenidge and spearheaded by W/Insp (Ag.) Cudjoe.

The investigations resulted in the accused being arrested at their place of work on Friday 25th January, 2019.

The accused were charged by Cpl (Ag.) Ronald Mohammed, attached to the ABM Task Force, on Tuesday 29th January, 2019.

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