With the Caroni River still overflowing its banks, hundreds of motorists either trying to get to north or south Trinidad remain stranded on the Uriah Butler Highway.
And while hundreds of Good Samaritans have risked their own wellbeing to take aid to flood victims as torrential rain and flooding continues across Trinidad, disturbing stories about wrecker owners exploiting those trapped have emerged.
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.
Marie Ragoonath, 50, of New Grant Princes Town appeared before a Princes Town Magistrates' Court, charged with larceny in the sum of TT$30,000.
According to reports Ragoonath a checker at the Princes Town Regional Corporation allegedly received TT$30,000 between Wednesday 26th October 2016, and Thursday 17th November 2016, as payment for port and customs fees and subsequent delivery of a Nissan Tiida motor vehicle.
It was later learned by the victim that the money was not used for its intended purposes and all attempts to be refunded proved futile.