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A married couple and another man appeared in court today charged with 963 fraud offences.

Up to late evening, however, the charges were still being read to Amrita and Brahim Rampersad and Carl Lee in the San Fernando Magistrates Court.

The charges arose from a series of fraudulent transfers of $7.4 million from a shipping company in Point Lisas.

Amrita Rampersad was employed at the company, Caribbean Crewing and Manning Services Ltd, as a payroll manager.

It is alleged that the crimes which included larceny, falsification of accounts and money laundering, were committed during the period 2013 to 2016.

Company officials made a report to the Fraud Squad after the discrepancies were discovered during a financial audit.

Following extensive investigations, interviews and searches of persons homes, the couple and Lee were arrested.

Sgt Samuel laid the charges.

The couple appeared before Senior Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor.

They are being represented by attorney Renuka Rambhajan.