Thursday 15 November, 2018

Rousillac woman charged over alleged housing money-making scam

A Rousillac woman has appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate, charged with four counts of larceny amounting to $42,500, which took place between Friday, August 19, 2016, and Thursday, August 10, 2017.

According to a report by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), 30-year-old Indira Rangoo-Solomon of Mon Desir Road, Rousillac, was charged with larceny of the sums of $20,000, $15,000, $5,000 and $2,500, after being arrested by officers of the Fraud Squad during an anti-crime exercise conducted between Tuesday and Wednesday in the Southern Division.

Indira Rangoo-Solomon is alleged to have collected sums of money totalling $42,500 from various persons, for the purchase of Housing Development Corporation (HDC) homes.

The victims later learned that the accused was not an employee of the HDC and was not authorised to collect money on its behalf.

She appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril-Ann Antoine, in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday to answer to the charges. 

The accused was remanded into custody and the matter adjourned to the Siparia Magistrates’ Court on Friday and the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court on Friday November 3, 2017.

Rangoo-Solomon was charged by WPC Esaye Jointe and PC Navin Latchman of the Fraud Squad on Wednesday.