Fraud charges for Couva man

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    A 23-year-old Couva man has been charged after attempting to obtain a bank loan using forged documents.

    The Fraud Squad was alerted by the financial institution on November 24th after the man tendered a Job Letter and Payslip in support of his loan application for $206,542 for the purchase of a vehicle.

    Investigators later confirmed that contents of the employment documents were fictitious, while the signature on the job letter was forged.

    Jekeil Roberts was subsequently charged with attempting to obtain the loan sum by false pretences, as well as multiple counts of uttering forged documents.

    He was granted $50,000 station bail by Justice of the Peace Stephen Young, and is due to appear virtually at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court on February 22nd 2021.