Anthony Ramlal appeared before Couva Magistrate Christine Charles yesterday charged with issuing fraudulent cheques. He was granted $35,000 bail with a surety and the matter was adjourned to April 13th, 2021.
According to police reports, on September 13th, the owner of Import and Export Services located at Trincity, reported that during the period August 28th 2018 and September 12th 2018 she received an order over the telephone for Christmas trees valued at $165,930.00.
The victim allegedly received the order from a company and two persons and payment was said to have been made on two separate occasions via cheque from two separate financial institutions.
After the cheques were deposited by the victim, her bankers revealed that the cheques were fraudulent. It was also determined that the name of the persons and company were fictitious. W/Cpl (Ag) Deonarine was detailed to investigate the report and conducted enquires.
During the period July 15th – 17th July, 2020, exercises were conducted in the Southern and Central Divisions, led by Snr Supt Groome and coordinated by Sgt Bachoo and Sgt Lutchman.
As a result, it was discovered that Anthony Ramlal, 66, of Bonne Venture, Gasparillo, was the alleged person behind the fake company and names.
He allegedly sold a quantity of the items to a furnishing company in Balmain, Couva, and a quantity was stored at a warehouse in Gasparillo.
Anthony Ramlal was arrested for several matters engaging the Fraud Squad as it relates to receiving stolen property by the issuance of fraudulent cheques. Several items which were allegedly purchased via the use of fraudulent cheques were recovered. W/Cpl (Ag) Deonarine laid the charge against Anthony Ramlal for two counts of receiving stolen items amounting to $7,920.00.