Man appears in court for withdrawing cash wrongly deposited into his bank account

Vishnu Sonnyboy, 40, appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate for allegedly withdrawing cash wrongly deposited into his bank account.

According to police reports Sonnyboy is accused of withdrawing TT$16,832.70 from his Scotia Bank account, between the period Thursday 7th April 2016 and Friday 6th May 2016. 

The cash, which was deposited into Sonnyboy’s account in error, represented a retirement benefit from the National Insurance Board intended for another customer’s account.

 All efforts made to retrieve the sum of money from the accused proved futile and a report was eventually made to the Fraud Squad.

An investigation was subsequently launched by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Totaram Dookie and supervised by ASP Kent Ghisyawan, of the Fraud Squad, and led to Sonnyboy being arrested on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. 

PC Navin Latchman, of the Fraud Squad, laid the charges on the same day. 

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