Siparia Woman Appears in Court for Fraud and Money Laundering

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 13:00

A Siparia woman has appeared before a Siparia Magistrate,  charged with  the  fraudulent  use  of  an  ABM  card  and for money  laundering, which occurred between the period January 14th and June 3rd 2019.

According to an official police statement, 28-year-old Rhonda  Jasmine  Mitchell, a  customer  service representative,  of  Darsant  Trace,  Siparia,  was  charged  with  24 counts  of  fraudulent  use  of  an  ABM  card  in  sums  totalling TT$77,359.

She also was charged with  seven  counts  of  money  laundering  totalling TT$23,800.

The accused appeared before Magistrate Margaret Alert in the Siparia 1st Magistrates’ Court, on  Thursday  28th November 2019, and pleaded  guilty  to  all  charges. The  matter  was adjourned to Wednesday 4th December 2019.

Mitchell  is alleged to have stolen an ABM card belonging to a female relative  and  between  the  period January 14th and June 3rd 2019, and withdrew  and  spent  sums  totalling  TT$77,359  at  various locations in Fyzabad, Gulf View and Guapo, without the consent of the victim.

A  report  was  made  to  the  police  and  officers  of  the  Fraud  Squad South  Office,  under  the  supervision  of  Snr.  Supt.  (Ag.)  Deosaran, conducted  investigations  into  the  matter.

Mitchell  subsequently  was  arrested  in  the  Southern  Division  on Tuesday 26th November 2019. 

Charges were laid by W/Cpl (Ag.) Kissoonsingh, of the Fraud Squad South Office on Wednesday 27th November 2019.



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