Three Venezuelan men have been charged with possession of counterfeit cards.
Angel Daniel Bedaya Vitriago 23, of Lange Park, Chaguanas, Jesus Miguel Marcano Brito 25, of Glencoe, Diego Martin, and Erasmo Jose Pacacious Martinez, 43, of Mayo Road, Carenage, were charged yesterday with six counts of possession of counterfeit cards by PC Williams of the Fraud Squad. Brito was also charged with trafficking counterfeit cards.
The suspects were arrested on July 21st by Couva Criminal Investigations Department (CID) detectives who responded to a report of three men seen tampering with an ATM machine located at Atlantic Plaza, Point Lisas.
According to police reports, officers who responded to the report spotted three men matching the description of the suspects in a Toyota Aqua motor vehicle. The vehicle was intercepted and searched, during which officers allegedly discovered several electronic instruments, a bank card, and other tools. The suspects were later charged with the offences. The investigation was headed by Senior Superintendent of Police Arlet Groome and Superintendent Rueben with field operations by Sgt Seepersad and Cpl (Ag.) Lewis.