SRP in court for $37K larceny trick
A suspended Special Reserve Police (SRP) officer accused of fraudulently receiving $36,500 from a 26-year-old victim, has been denied bail after appearing before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate on Monday charged with larceny trick.
35-year-old Andy Petit of Irvin Street, Petit Bourg, appeared before Magistrate Cheron Raphael in the 11th Magistrate’s Court.
The accused is alleged to have obtained TT$36,500 on March 31 for the sale of a Nissan Wingroad motor vehicle which was never delivered.
A report was made by the victim to the Fraud Squad on April 27, leading to an investigation being launched and supervised by acting Senior Superintendent Totaram Dookhie of the Fraud Squad.
The officer who was last attached to the Guard and Emergency Branch, was suspended in 2016 for the same offence of larceny trick.
Petit was arrested by officers of the Arouca Police Station on April 26 and was charged by Sgt Bryan Popan of the Fraud Squad on April 29.
The matter was adjourned to May 10 and transferred to the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court.
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