Thursday 16 July, 2020

10 held in connection with $22.5M fraud at San Juan Regional Corp.

Police said they have made a major breakthrough regarding a $22.5 million fraud case at the San Juan Regional Corporation. 

According to an update shared by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) on Friday, the Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau arrested nine men and one woman linked to the case, in which $22.5 million in salaries was obtained fraudulently over the period 2011-2017. 

Police said the arrests were made from the early hours of July 26, 2018, until midday, in the areas of Petit Valley, Valsayn and St Augustine.

Spearheaded by Senior Superintendent (Ag.) William Nurse of the ACIB, the exercise also included officers of the Professional Standards Bureau, Complaints Division, Inter-Agency Task Force and the Northern Division Task Force. 

The ten people, who are between the ages of 25 and 40, are being interviewed by officers attached to the ACIB.

Police said charges are imminent.

Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Nurse will be leading investigations. 

In August 2017 the Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Kazim Hosein, said that the Arima Borough Corporation was under investigation after the discovery of fraudulent cheques amounting to $1.4 million were discovered, as well as the discovery of a stolen cheque at the San Juan Regional Corporation.

More as this story is updated. 

 

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