The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is warning of people purporting to represent the authority, approaching vendors/contractors who engaged by WASA, with promises to provide cheque payments for outstanding invoices.
WASA says that such payments would reportedly be done on the payment of a commission to the individual presenting the cheque to the vendor/contractor.
In such instances, it says these cheques have been of a fraudulent nature.
WASA is point to the approved process for receipt and collection of cheques.
Former Caribbean Prestige Foundation (CPF) chairman Peter Scoon has appeared in court charged with defrauding the organisation’s founder William Munroe of $400,000.
Scoon, 53, the owner of Media 21 Ltd, was granted $120,000 bail after he appeared before Magistrate Marissa Gomez in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with fraudulent conversion.
The Housing Development Company says that a number of fake social media profiles of executives and senior members of staff of the HDC have been recently created.
According to the HDC, these profiles use bonafide images of the executives and staff members and engage individuals, through online platforms, in an effort to defraud them of their hard-earned money.
The HDC says it is aware of the fraudsters’ efforts and has transferred all information to its security department for transmission to the Fraud Squad of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.
Keron Jeremiah, a 33-year-old man from Barataria appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate yesterday, charged with four counts of fraud, which occurred January 25th.
Jeremiah appeared before Magistrate Marisa Gomez, on February 4th to answer to two counts of uttering a forged valuable security, one count of obtaining the sum of $9,130.50 by false pretence and one count of obtaining the sum of $8,140 by false pretence.
He was granted bail with surety in the sum of $50,000 and the matter adjourned to April 8th.
There have been instances of fraud found in three regional corporations - and eyes are focussed on a fourth.
Fraud involving cheques, food badges and missing bags of cement have been reported at the San Fernando, Arima and Point Fortin corporations - and Chaguanas Corporations has been heavily hit by allegations of fraud and corruption in certain areas.
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.