A couple has been placed on $25,000 bail after being charged with several counts of using counterfeit bank debit cards.

The arrests were made following reports of suspicious activity by legitimate account holders with bank accounts from several financial institutions.

The T&T Police Service said yesterday that on the November 26, detectives of the Fraud Squad received information about the suspected use of counterfeit bank debit cards at a furniture and appliance store and at several ATMs in Chaguanas.

The purchases and withdrawals were related to reports made by legitimate account holders from several financial institutions.

Two people returned to the store to follow up on purchases made, which included a Whirlpool refrigerator which cost $15,809.

Danielle Glaude, 23, of La Pastora Road, Santa Cruz and Sean Melville, 28, of Freedom Street, Enterprise, Chaguanas, were subsequently arrested and charged with obtaining goods and money respectively by using counterfeit bank debit cards.

The couple is expected to reappear before a magistrate at the Chaguanas Magistrate’s Court on April 1, 2021.