Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Man creates fake company, charged with issuing fraudulent cheques

Pictured: Anthony Ramlal (Photo provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service)

Pictured: Anthony Ramlal (Photo provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service)

A 66-year-old Gasparillo man appeared before the Couva Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with issuing fraudulent cheques.

Anthony Ramlal appeared before Magistrate Christine Charles at the Couva Magistrates’ Court.

He was granted $35,000 bail with surety and the matter was adjourned to April 13, 2021.

On September 13, 2018, the owner of Import and Export Services located at Trincity reported that during the period August 28, 2018 and September 12, 2018 she received an order over the telephone for Christmas trees valued at $165,930.

The victim allegedly received the order from a company and two persons and payment was said to have been made on two separate occasions via cheque from two separate financial institutions.

After the cheques were deposited by the victim, her bankers revealed that the cheques were fraudulent.

It was also determined that the name of the persons and company were fictitious. W/Cpl (Ag) Deonarine was detailed to investigate the report and conducted enquires.

During the period July 15 to 17 exercises were conducted in the Southern and Central Divisions, led by Snr Supt Groome and coordinated by Sgt Bachoo and Sgt Lutchman.

As a result, it was discovered that Ramlal of Bonne Venture, Gasparillo was the alleged person behind the fake company and names.

He allegedly sold a quantity of the items to a furnishing company in Balmain, Couva and a quantity was stored at a warehouse in Gasparillo.

Ramlal was arrested for several matters engaging the Fraud Squad as it relates to receiving stolen property by the issuance of fraudulent cheques.

Several items which were allegedly purchased via the use of fraudulent cheques were recovered.

W/Cpl (Ag) Deonarine laid the charge against Anthony Ramlal for two counts of receiving stolen items amounting to $7,920.

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