A Point Fortin businessman was granted bail in sums of $1.5 million and $200,000, after appearing before two Magistrates today charged with seven counts of fraud.

Raymond Morris, 36, of Cap-de-Ville, was charged with four counts of fraudulent conversion in sums totalling $1,215,845.70 and three counts of obtaining property by use of dishonoured cheques in sums totalling $10,920.30 when he appeared virtually before San Fernando Magistrate Armina Deonarinesingh today.

He was granted bail in the sum of $200,000 and ordered to report to the San Fernando Police Station every Monday between 10 am and 3 pm. The matter was then postponed to July 7th 2021.

The accused then appeared virtually before Magistrate Alica Chankar, at the Point Fortin Magistrates’ Court, where he was granted bail with surety in the sum of $1.5 million and ordered to surrender his passport and report to the Point Fortin Police Station every Thursday at 9 am.

The matter was then postponed to July 8th 2021. The accused was arrested in the South Western Division by officers of the Fraud Squad South Office on Monday 7th June, 2021, following reports of fraudulent conversion and obtaining property by use of a dishonoured cheque against several persons between the period 2016 and 2020.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr. Supt. Arlet Groome and Supt. Reuben and supervised by Insp. (Ag.) Bachoo and Sgt. Seepersad, of the Fraud Squad. Morris was charged on Wednesday 9th June, 2021 by Cpl (Ag.) Lewis and PC Williams, also of the Fraud Squad.