A taxi-driver will face the courts on January 4th, 2022, on charges of two counts of larceny amounting to $282,650.

Official police reports state that TAJMOOL MOHAMMED, 58, of Santa Clara Road, Preysal, Couva, was granted $250,000 bail with a surety by a Clerk of the Peace when he appeared before the Couva Magistrates’ Court on December 9th, to answer to the charge of larceny.

The matter was postponed to Tuesday 4th January 2022.

The Police Service reports that in the first matter on July 21st, 2005, a man alleged that he paid $19,500 as full payment towards the purchase and delivery of one black and beige Nissan B-14 motor vehicle. According to the man, the vehicle was never received nor were the monies returned.

In the second incident during the period January 5th and April 30th, 2020, another man alleged that he paid sums totalling $263,150 to a Couva taxi-driver for the importation, licensing and repair of an Isuzu truck, a Mitsubishi Canter, a five-ton Forklift and a mini excavator.

The man reported that he was led to believe that the equipment was already on the port and would have been delivered to him in May 2020. The taxi-driver allegedly failed to deliver the vehicles or return the cash given.

After extensive investigations, officers proceeded to the home of the suspect on December 8th, 2021.  He was placed under arrest.

TAJMOOL MOHAMMED subsequently was charged on December 9th by PC Jemmet and WPC Bunbury of the Fraud Squad.