Santa Cruz businesswoman charged with fraud

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 08:15

A Santa Cruz woman is remanded into custody, after appearing before a Port of Spain Magistrate, charged with trafficking in counterfeit cards, possession of a fraudulent driver’s permit and obtaining goods by dishonoured cheque.

Ayoka Mollick, 40, a businesswoman, of Foster Road, Santa Cruz, appeared before Magistrate Kerri Honore-Narine, in the Port of Spain 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 16th April, 2018, to answer to the charges.

She was remanded into custody and two of the matters were postponed to today, Tuesday 17th April, 2018, while the third relating to the dishonoured cheque, was postponed to Wednesday 9th May, 2018 and transferred to the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court.

The accused is alleged to have paid $10,000 via cheque for the rental of commercial space in Chaguanas, during the months of February and March 2017.

The cheque was later found to be dishonoured and a report made to the Fraud Squad. Investigations were conducted and Mollick was arrested as she left her Santa Cruz home, on Wednesday 11th April, 2018, en route to the airport with her family.

A search of the premises resulted in three counterfeit credit cards and one fraudulent driver’s permit being discovered.

Mollick was charged by WPC April-Ann Adams, of the Fraud Squad, on Friday 13th April, 2018.