ASHMEED JAHOOR charged with fraud. (Image courtesy TTPS)

Ashmeed Jahoor was charged with fraud and remanded into custody after he appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate. The following is a press release from the TTPS.

A Valencia man was remanded into custody when he appeared virtually before a Magistrate this week, charged with obtaining money by false pretenses from a man in 2015.

ASHMEED JAHOOR, 55, a truck driver, of Eastern Main Road, appeared before Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan, in the San Fernando First Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday 10th August, 2021.

He was not called upon to plead and was remanded into custody. The matter was adjourned to Friday 13th August, 2021.

The victim reported to police that in August 2015, he purchased a parcel of land from a man in Claxton Bay for $100,000, after he was led to believe that he was the owner of the property and was in a position to sell same. The victim later discovered the man was not the owner of the land and had no authority to sell it. He made several attempts to locate the man in an attempt to get a refund of his money, however those were futile.

An exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. Arlet Groome and Supt. Reuben and supervised by Insp. (Ag.) Bachoo, all of the FraudSquad, resulted in Jahoor being arrested on August 9th in connection with the incident.

He was charged by PC Jemmet of the Fraud Squad on that same date.