Serial fraudster charged with car import scam

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    A 40 year old man has appeared in court charged in connection with a car import scam.

    Peter Maharaj (aka ‘Dimitri Saint’ and ‘Shivnarine Soodwah’) is accused of obtaining the cash from four persons between April 3rd and 9th 2019, for the import and delivery of vehicles.

    It was later learnt that he was not in a position to do this, and requests for reimbursement proved futile.

    Maharaj was arrested on July 7th and appeared before San Fernando Magistrate Indar Jagroo on July 10th charged with larceny in the amounts of TT$26,000, TT$10,000, TT$10,000, and TT$5,000.

    He was granted $80,000 bail with surety and is due to reappear in court on July 24th.

    Maharaj has a criminal history: according to the TTPS, over 25 fraudulent charges have been laid against him in the past.