Friday 15 November, 2019

Licensing officers in court for misbehaviour

Three licensing officers are expected to be brought before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Friday on charges of misbehaviour in public office.

The three were held earlier this week during a police operation by officers of the Stolen Vehicles Squad and the Port of Spain Division, including Snr Sup David, Sup Lancaster, ASP Sylvester, Sgt St Clair, and others.

Following advice sought by the Director of Public Prosecutions, charges were laid against the three men.

The men will also be charged with forgery and larceny charges.

An investigation was launched in February after police were informed of a forgery scam being conducted by the officials involving falsifying certified copies and registrations of vehicles.

As a result of this, the three men – one who operated in the main office, while two operated at the inspection section – were detained.

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