A 45-year-old woman is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today charged with 68 counts of fraud. Kaloutie Jadonanan Maharaj, a domestic worker from Penal was charged with the offences by officers of the Fraud Squad yesterday.

According to police reports, in April 2021, the victim reported that after she could not locate her ABM card, she contacted her bank and was given a statement of her account. The statement revealed that during the period June 2020 and February 2021, in Debe and environs, sums totalling TT$127,764 were withdrawn from her bank account with the use of an ABM card, without her knowledge.

An exercise coordinated by Snr. Supt. Arlet Groome and Supt. Reuben, supervised by Insp. (Ag.) Bachoo, and Sgt. Seepersad and including Cpl (Ag.) Lewis, Cpl (Ag.) Ramdial and other officers of the Fraud Squad South Office, was conducted in the South Western Division, on Tuesday 10th August, 2021. Maharaj was arrested during the exercise and charges were laid by WPC Sadar-Seenarine of the Fraud Squad.