Monday 14 October, 2019

Three more appear in court for RBC ATM fraud

Three persons have appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate on allegations of fraud.

According to police reports, last Thursday, a 27-year-old man from Lopinot Road, Arouca, made a report that he had lost his RBC bank card.

On further investigations by Fraud Squad detectives, it was revealed that Emmanuel Thomas had voluntarily given the bank card, which only had access to $3.84 in his account, to Ronnel London.

London, a 31-year-old PH driver from Pine Ridge, Arouca, then reportedly gave the card to 28-year-old Kareem Lynch of Bon Air Gardens, Arouca.

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It was learnt that Lynch went to an RBC ATM machine in Trincity and deposited an empty envelope and withdrew $2,000.

He allegedly kept $1000 for himself and gave the account holder Thomas $400, and London $600.

Investigations were conducted and as a result, all three men were arrested and prosecuted for the offence of Larceny by the property of RBC.

They were charged by Cpl Kerwin Liverpool.

They appeared before the Port-of-Spain Magistrates' Court, before Magistrate Cheron Raphael and the matter was transferred to Arima.

All three men were granted bail in this matter.

Bail with surety was set to Thomas at $40,000; to London at $80,000, and to Lynch at $60,000.

All investigations were done under the leadership of Senior Superintendent Dookhie (Ag.), ASP Ghisyawan, Insp Lisa Cudjoe, Insp Dale Griffith and Cpl Vinelle Bassarath

The prosecution was initiated for the offence of Larceny due to the fact that the present Electronic Transfer of Funds Act which deals with electronic crimes, did not establish a criminal offence when the cardholder himself uses his card to commit fraud.

 

 

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