Friday 4 December, 2020

Bail for businessman who paid for laptops with fraudulent cheque

Photo: Joseph Cain, courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Photo: Joseph Cain, courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

A St Joseph man was granted bail in the sum of $75,000 for obtaining $65,400 in laptops by false pretenses.

Joseph Cain, 43, a businessman, of Piccadilly Street, was charged with the offence, when he appeared before Justice of the Peace Stephen Young at the Besson Street Police Station on Monday. He was granted bail and the matter adjourned to December 17.

The victim told police that last Thursday he sold some laptops valued at $65,400 to a customer who paid with a cheque.

The cheque was accepted as a good order of payment and the customer left with the items.

The following day, the victim was informed by his bank that the cheque was fraudulent and a report was made to the Fraud Squad.

An investigation was launched, which led officers to a business place at 2nd Caledonia, Morvant, where a search was conducted.

The search resulted in 23 laptops of varying brands being found and subsequently positively identified by the victim as the items sold in the transaction.

The suspect, who was on the premises at the time of the search, was arrested in connection with the find.

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