Friday 24 May, 2019

Businesswoman charged with defrauding Portuguese nationals of $77K

A Chaguanas businesswoman is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Wednesday charged with larceny by trick, in which she fraudulently secured $77,000 from Portuguese nationals under the guise that they would get work permits.

Premabakthi Samaroo, 30, was arrested by officers of the Fraud Squad on Monday following an investigation launched by Snr Supt Totaram Dookhie with assistance from ASP Ghisiyawan, Insp Griffith, Insp Cudjoe, Cpl Badree, PC Liverpool, PC Dubois and WPC Lazarus.

LoopTT was told that investigators had received key information from the Ministry of National Security that two individuals had been defrauded by the businesswoman, and had been forced to make unlawful payments.

One payment was said to have amounted to $50,000 for one individual, while the other was said to have paid $27,000.

After a series of investigations, the woman was arrested at a home in Lange Park and taken into custody.

Samaroo was charged on Tuesday afternoon.

PC Dubois is the charging officer in this matter.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

 

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