Three persons are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate on May 18th charged with possession of counterfeit cards and card-making equipment.
Trivan Guytan, 30, Karishma Mohammed 25, and Luann Boyce, 47, all of La Pastora, Santa Cruz, are each charged with one count of possession of card-making equipment and two counts of possession of a counterfeit card, while Guytan faces an additional charge of trafficking in counterfeit cards.
According to officials, officers of the Fraud Squad’s ABM Task Force received a call for assistance from the North-Eastern Division Task Force (NEDTF) on May 12th and proceeded to Santa Cruz.
There, they met with NEDTF officers who showed them several items appearing to be card skimming devices which were found in the home of a male suspect.
Further searches resulted in more cards and equipment being discovered inside a black KIA Sportage motor vehicle which was parked on the premises.
The officers seized all the equipment and cards. They arrested three suspects who were on the property at the time of the search. A quantity of cash was also seized and handed over to officers of the Financial Intelligence Bureau for further investigations. Following extensive enquiries, Cpl (Ag.) Nowbutt of the ABM Task Force charged Guytan, Mohammed and Boyce, in connection with the offences on Friday May 15th 2020.