Sunday 8 December, 2019

Factory worker charged with fraud

Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

A Barataria man appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Monday, charged with four counts of fraud, which occurred on January 25, 2019.

Keron Jeremiah, 33, a factory worker from Barataria, appeared before Magistrate Marisa Gomez, on Monday to answer to two counts of uttering a forged valuable security, one count of obtaining the sum of $9,130.50 by false pretense and one count of obtaining the sum of $8,140 by false pretense.

He was granted bail with surety in the sum of $50,000 and the matter adjourned to April 8, 2019.

Jeremiah is alleged to have deposited two cheques in the sums of $9,130.50 and $8,140, at the San Juan and Trincity Branches of RBC respectively on January 25, 2019.

The accused subsequently withdrew the funds from his account.

When he visited the Port of Spain Branch of RBC on January 31, 2019 to query his account, the Fraud Squad was contacted and the accused was arrested.

Following investigations supervised by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Greenidge, of the Fraud Squad, Jeremiah was charged by Cpl (Ag.) Brandon Solozano, also of the Fraud Squad, on Sunday.

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