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Wrecker owners exploiting trapped UBH drivers

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.

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. 

50 year old woman appears in court charged with larceny

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.