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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