The main suspect, believed to have scammed hundreds of people of their hard-earned money through online fraud, may escape being charged.
This after valuable evidence was stolen from right under the noses of the police.
Guardian Media was told that the evidence implicating the suspect, was secretly removed while it was lodged with the T&T Fraud Squad.
The suspect was in custody at the time it was removed. An investigation has since been launched to find out who stole the evidence.
A 32-year-old Financial Advisor and Managing Director has appeared before a Port- of- Spain magistrate to answer fraud charges.
Sheldon Powell was granted bail to the sum of $300,000 with surety after he appeared before Magistrate Marissa Gomez.
Powell, of DW Powell International Financial Investments, whichis based in Port of Spain, was charged with larceny to the sum of $160,000.
A former employee of the Children’s Life Fund (CLF), charged with 13 offences of larceny has been granted $100,000 bail.
Krisas Sookraj, 43, of School Street, Carenage, appeared before Magistrate Ava Vandenberg-Bailey at the Tunapuna Magistrates Court on Monday.
Sookraj, who was arrested at her home on December 5, was charged with 13 offences of fraud against the Children’s Life Fund amounting to US$15,640. The charges were laid by Sgt Damian Thomas of the Fraud Squad on December 7.
Krisas Sookraj, 43, a former employee of the Children’s Life Fund is expected to appear before the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court today, charged with 13 counts of Larceny.
Sookraj was charged with 13 counts of fraud against the Children’s Life Fund amounting to US$15,640.
According to police reports, the incidents are alleged to have occurred during the month of July 2015, while she was employed as an executive assistant at the Children’s Life Fund.
Ten people, including a Ministry of Social Development and Family Services employee, have appeared in court charged in connection with a flood relief grant scam.
Rianne Fuchong a 32-year-old woman from Tunapuna Road, Arima will appear before a Port-of Spain Magistrate today charged with larceny totalling $279,400 from three victims.
Fuchong was arrested during an anti-crime exercise on August 20th by officers of the Fraud Squad.
She was later separately charged with three counts of larceny in the sums of $161,400, $100,000, and $18,000, by W/Cpl Jamillia Joseph-Francis, Cpl Ricardo Toney and WPC Efaye Jointe, respectively on August 23rd.