Fraudsters attempt to cash over $400,000 in "WASA" cheques

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 20:00

The Water and Sewerage Authority is warning of an attempt by fraudsters to relieve WASA of over $400,000.

The Authority issued the following statement today:

"The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has been informed of the presentation of fraudulent cheques to a certain banking institution, purporting to be issued by the Authority, resulting in the encashment of cheques to the value of $416,395.50.

The Fraud Squad of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service are pursuing investigations and the Authority is aware that so far one person has been arrested in connection with this matter. As a result, certain measures have been taken with respect to the issuance of cheques by the Authority.

The Authority wishes to assure the public that all steps are being taken to prevent this situation from reoccurring."