Fraudulent cheques for Christmas trees

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    A 66-year-old Gasparillo man has been granted $35,000 bail for writing fraudulent cheques to a company for the purchase of Christmas trees.

    Anthony Ramlal appeared yesterday before Couva Magistrate Christine Charles, who granted him bail and adjourned the matter to April 13th 2021.

    In September 2018, the owner of Import and Export Services in Trincity reported receiving a telephone order for trees valued at $165,930 between August 28th and September 12th.

    The order was allegedly received from a company and two persons, with payment made on two separate occasions via cheques.

    These were found to be fraudulent, while the names of the persons and company were fictitious.

    The accused was arrested last week after he allegedly sold a quantity of the items to a furnishing company in Couva.

    Police also reportedly recovered several items which were allegedly purchased using the fraudulent cheques.