Mastermind in online fraud scam nears freedom: Evidence stolen from cops

The main sus­pect, be­lieved to have scammed hun­dreds of peo­ple of their hard-earned mon­ey through on­line fraud, may es­cape be­ing charged.

This af­ter valu­able ev­i­dence was stolen from right un­der the noses of the po­lice.

Guardian Me­dia was told that the ev­i­dence im­pli­cat­ing the sus­pect, was se­cret­ly re­moved while it was lodged with the T&T Fraud Squad.

The sus­pect was in cus­tody at the time it was re­moved. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion has since been launched to find out who stole the ev­i­dence.

Financial adviser on fraud charges

A 32-year-old Fi­nan­cial Ad­vi­sor and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor has ap­peared be­fore a Port- of- Spain mag­is­trate to an­swer fraud charges.

Shel­don Pow­ell was grant­ed bail to the sum of $300,000 with sure­ty af­ter he ap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate Maris­sa Gomez.

Pow­ell, of DW Pow­ell In­ter­na­tion­al Fi­nan­cial In­vest­ments, whichis based in Port of Spain, was charged with lar­ce­ny to the sum of $160,000.

Woman who stole $$ from sick children granted bail

A for­mer em­ploy­ee of the Chil­dren’s Life Fund (CLF), charged with 13 of­fences of lar­ce­ny has been grant­ed $100,000 bail.

Krisas Sookraj, 43, of School Street, Care­nage, ap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate Ava Van­den­berg-Bai­ley at the Tu­na­puna Mag­is­trates Court on Mon­day.

Sookraj, who was ar­rest­ed at her home on De­cem­ber 5, was charged with 13 of­fences of fraud against the Chil­dren’s Life Fund amount­ing to US$15,640. The charges were laid by Sgt Dami­an Thomas of the Fraud Squad on De­cem­ber 7.

Former Life Fund Employee appears in court charged with fraud

Krisas Sookraj, 43, a former employee of the Children’s Life Fund is expected to appear before the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court today, charged with 13 counts of Larceny.

Sookraj was charged with 13 counts of fraud against the Children’s Life Fund amounting to US$15,640. 

According to police reports, the incidents are alleged to have occurred during the month of July 2015, while she was employed as an executive assistant at the Children’s Life Fund. 

Arima businesswoman to appear in court for car fraud

Rianne Fuchong a 32-year-old woman from Tunapuna Road, Arima will appear before a Port-of Spain Magistrate today charged with larceny totalling $279,400 from three victims.

Fuchong was arrested during an anti-crime exercise on August 20th by officers of the Fraud Squad. 

She was later separately charged with three counts of larceny in the sums of $161,400, $100,000, and $18,000, by W/Cpl Jamillia Joseph-Francis, Cpl Ricardo Toney and WPC Efaye Jointe, respectively on August 23rd.