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Police are investigating another video
that went viral on social media of a man
seemingly using excessive force against two
The video, which is one minute and 46
seconds long, went viral over the weekend
and had gained over 45,286 views up to last
It is believed that the incident occurred
in East Trinidad some time over the week-
In the video, one of the children, a girl,
who sustained an injury to her hand, is seen
showing the injured hand to someone who
was recording the incident on a cellphone.
The man, who is seen dragging the girl in
the video, is identified as "Big Pin."
In the video, the unidentified man then
turns his attention to a young boy. He is seen
dragging the boy by his shirt collar and chas-
ing him out of a yard.
When the person recording asked what
had happened, the young boy said he was
"slammed on the ground."
After walking away, the man returns and
is heard telling the girl "when I come and
see you running up and down the road like
you is a big woman."
It is unknown whether the man is related
to the two children.
of child abuse
The owner of a popular weight loss clinic
in T&T was detained by police yesterday
in connection with a fraud investigation.
The T&T Guardian was told that the 40-
year-old doctor was at her St James clinic
when she was visited by the officers.
She was told of the allegations made
against her, warned that they were deemed
of a serious nature and then handcuffed
and taken to the Fraud Squad Unit s offices
at the corner of Park and Richmond Streets
According to a source at the Fraud Squad
Unit, officers received information from a
patient who claimed that over $25,000 in
cash and cheques was paid to the doctor
for a liposuction procedure. However, the
patient alleged the procedure was never
done and the patient never got a refund.
The source added that there were four other
similar cases filed against the clinic that
were previously filed.
In a statement last evening, manager of
Corporate Communications of the T&T
Police Service, Ellen Lewis, confirmed the
doctor was detained yesterday morning by
officers of the Fraud Squad in connection
with the fraud allegations that were reported
to them. Specifically, Lewis said the alle-
gations surround allegedly tendering fraud-
ulent cheques and receiving monies for
services not rendered.
But a close friend of the doctor, who
wished not to be identified, yesterday told
the T&T Guardian that there was the belief
among staff that there is a hidden agenda
in the case.
"We believe that because she is becoming
popular and expanding her business that
there are people who are just envious and
want to see her and her business go down.
Over the years there have been several alle-
gations made against her, but they have all
proven either accidental or just mischievous
work," the friend said.
"In the past, the doctor had disgruntled
workers who attempted to report her and
bring her down but they failed in the end.
We stand by her as she also has many, many
successful stories and patients, who I am
sure will come out in her defence."
Lewis said the head of the Fraud Squad
is also asking members of the public who
may have any information or allegations
against the owner to come forward and
assist them or contact the Fraud Squad
In 2013, health authorities in Barbados,
where the company also has a branch, inves-
tigated its operations after action was taken
against its franchise by the Barbados Police
and Barbados Drug Service. A raid on the
clinic was done and an undisclosed amount
of allegedly questionable drugs were seized.
It was also discovered that the clinic was
not registered with the Barbados Medical
Last month, the T&T arm of the clinic
was the recipient of an international award
Cops ask victims to come forward as...
Clinic owner held
in fraud probe
In an article on page A6 of Saturday's paper,
it was incorrectly reported that the Clico
Shareholders' Association was writing to the
Central Bank and Government regarding the
Clico matter. It is, however, the Clico
Stakeholders' Alliance which is doing so.
GETTING IT RIGHT
The owner of a popular weight loss clinic is taken away in handcuffs after being arrested at
her business place yesterday.
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