Woman charged with fraud and money laundering

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    A Chaguanas woman has been charged with multiple counts of fraud and money laundering.

    These stem from a fraudulent $100,000 land transaction.

    The TTPS says 57-year-old Swarsater Geeta Bisram appeared before Tunapuna Magistrate Indra Ramoo-Haynes on November 10th, charged with uttering a forged document.

    She failed to secure the $100,000 bail granted by the Magistrate and while in custody, was also charged with three counts of forgery, obtaining $100,000 by virtue of a forged instrument and money laundering of $100,000 with intent to defraud.

    The accused, who is currently at the Arouca Women’s Prison, will appear before Magistrate Ramoo-Haynes again on December 14th, to answer to the charges.

    A victim reported to police that in February 2019, he contacted a woman in connection with the sale of land in Las Lomas, for the sum of $100,000.

    Following the transaction, the victim discovered that the woman had no permission to carry out the sale.

    Attempts to recover the money paid proved futile and a report was made to the police.