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Update: Sangre Grande man charged with fraud for million-dollar cheque

Update October 30, 2019: 

A 41-year-old man allegedly attempted to cash a fraudulent cheque of $916,000, has been charged.

Garvin Randy of Coal Mine, Sangre Grande, appeared before Magistrate Bally Wendy Dougdeen Bally in the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and plead not guilty to the offences.

PC Blake was the complainant (charging officer) in the matter.

After submissions to the court, the matter was adjourned.

Randy was was held on Friday while attempting to cash the cheque.

The 41-year-old gave the cheque to a teller at the Sangre Grande outlet of Scotia Bank, under the pretence that it was issued by an insurance company.

The teller observed something that drew their attention, and the manager was notified.

The manager, in turn, observed that the cheque appeared to be fraudulent and notified the police.

This led to a team of officers from the Eastern Division Special Operations Unit, led by Cpl Ramnarine, responded.

The officers detained the suspect and inquiries were launched.

The cheque, police said, appeared to have been doctored, some patterns on it made it appear as though it had been printed at home, or photocopied.

More on this as it becomes available.

Original story

A 41-year-old man is in police custody under investigations of fraud after he allegedly tried to cash a cheque for $916,000.

The suspect, who is from Coal Mine, Sangre Grande, was held on Friday while attempting to cash the cheque.

The 41-year-old gave the cheque to a teller at the Sangre Grande outlet of Scotia Bank, under the pretence that it was issued by an insurance company.

The teller observed something that drew their attention, and the manager was notified.

The manager, in turn, observed that the cheque appeared to be fraudulent and notified the police.

This led to a team of officers from the Eastern Division Special Operations Unit, led by Cpl Ramnarine, responding.

The officers detained the suspect and inquiries were launched.

The cheque, police said, appeared to have been doctored, some patterns on it made it appear as though it had been printed at home, or photocopied.

More on this as it becomes available.

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