Port Authority employee charged with 14 counts of fraud

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:00

Michael Fornillier, 32, has been charged with 14 counts of fraud.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A clerical assistant employed with the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with 14 counts of fraud, amounting to $209,300, against four persons, which occurred between May 5th, 2017 and July 12th, 2017.

MICHAEL FORNILLIER, 32, of Montrose, Chaguanas was charged with nine counts of money laundering, two counts of forgery, two counts of uttering fraudulent documents and one count of larceny trick, to the amount of $209,300, by PC Stephen Woodroofe, of the Fraud Squad, on Wednesday 3rd January, 2018. 

The charges followed months of intense investigations by officers of the Fraud Squad, under Snr. Supt. (Ag.), Totaram Dookhie, into the allegations against the accused. 

The accused is alleged to have pretended to be in a position to supply several new and foreign used motor vehicles from the Port Authority, via auction, to the four victims.

Also involved in the investigations were, Insp. (Ag.), Ramdhanie Dipchand, Insp. Prakash Mathura, Cpl Hemant Kisso