Rohit Persad a 34-year-old man from Maraval appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate today charged with two counts of uttering of a forged valuable security, namely, two Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT) cheques, in the sum of US$1,614,240 and US$1,520,700 respectively, which occurred on 27th July.
The following is a press release from the TTPS:
Ten people are expected to appear before a Port of Spain magistrate today to answer 857 charges of fraud amounting to 22.5 million dollars.
According to police reports, the money laundering and conspiracy related charges stem from fraudulent payment of salaries at the San Juan Laventille Regional Corporation between 2011 and 2017.
Nine men and a woman are currently in police custody, following investigations by the Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau (ACIB), into the alleged fraudulent payment of $22.5 million in salaries at the San Juan Regional Corporation for the period 2011 to 2017.
The arrests were made during anti-crime exercises in the Petit Valley, Valsayn and St. Augustine districts, between 3:30am and 12:00pm on Thursday 26th July, 2018.
A Westmoorings man is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate today, charged with 32 counts of money laundering and one count of obtaining approximately $8.6 million by false representation, between the period October 2015 and April 2018.
Chris Ramsawack, 54, of Schooner Court, was charged by PC Keston Williams, of the Fraud Squad, on Thursday 21st June, 2018, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Wednesday 20th June, 2018.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) says there were close to 1,700 reports of credit card and other card fraud in 2017 to the tune of TT$40.5 million. The revelation yesterday prompting Joint Select Committee chair on the Cybercrime Bill, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, to note that the disclosure in the cyber-crime environment “tells a tale of our country and the risks we are facing.”