A Tunapuna man was granted bail for $60,000 after he appeared virtually before Justice of the Peace, Stephen Young on May 3rd charged with obtaining property using a dishonoured cheque.

According to police reports, Jeremiah Manrakhan, 58, of Manrakhan Lane, Maingot Road, Tunapuna, purchased a quantity of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from a distributor and reportedly paid with a bankers’ cheque in the sum of $TTD 5,782.33.
The cheque was accepted as payment, however, when deposited it was returned, “refer to drawer”. The accused was informed of the dishonoured cheque by registered mail, as efforts to contact him proved futile.

The accused reportedly failed to make any payments. The distributor reported the matter to the Fraud Squad. Investigations were conducted by W/Ag Cpl Adams and WPC Gowrie of the Fraud Squad and Manrakhan was charged on Monday 3rd May, 2021. He is expected to appear virtually at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 3rd June, 2021 to answer to the charges.