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Tuesday 16 January 2018

Man to appear in court for credit card fraud

A 32 year old man from Belmont who went on a shopping spree with a fraudulent credit card card purportedly from a US bank but drawn from someone’s account in Trinidad is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate today on six counts of fraud.

The suspect is said to have gone on a shopping binge, buying tyres for his car as well as a friend. He then purchased an I.pone 6 S Plus at Trincity Mall valued $6000, fuel for his vehicle all of which he obtained using the card. He then went to West Mall B Mobile store and signed a contract to purchase a samsung S 8 valued $10,000, when employees became suspicious and called the Fraud Squad.

A team of officers led by Snr Supt Dookhie assisted by Insp Abbot and PC Woodroof went to the store and arrested the man and seized the fraudulent credit card. He was charged for six offences under the Electronic Transfer of Funds Act, namely five counts of obtaining properties by use of a fraudulent credit card, one count of possession of a fraudulent credit card.

He is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate today.


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