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Cops crack card
A massive opera-
tion by Fraud Squad
on Thursday led to
the arrest and charges
against three people
in connection with
credit card fraud, card
skimming and phishing
ring activity across the
The trio, Akeil Sulli-
van and Jenna John, of
Embaccadere, San Fer-
nando and Melissa Car-
rington, of Lady Hailes
Avenue, San Fernando,
were charged yesterday
by Fraud Squad officers
following months of in-
with the skimming of
According to a po-
lice source, for several
months Fraud Squad Unit
officers, led by Snr Supt
Totaram Dookhie, ASP
Ken Ghisyawan, Insp
Dipchand, Sgt Samuel
and WPC Adams, were
engaged in an intensive
and extensive investiga-
tion and had gathered in-
telligence into a big cred-
it/debit card fraud ring.
The officers, not want-
ing to disclose too many
details, said yesterday
that after gathering suffi-
cient evidence, they went
to an undisclosed location
where they made the bust
and arrested the three on
Thursday. Two electronic
skimmers and a sophis-
ticated card maker were
also seized, police said.
are being conducted and
a fourth person is expect-
ed to be charged soon.
The accused were
charged with three counts
for possession of forged
drivers’ permits, traf-
ficking three counterfeit
cards and possession of
card making equipment.
Police described the
equipment as “sophisti-
This bust came on the
heels of another recent
exercise of similar nature,
where seven foreign na-
tionals from Bolivia, Bul-
garia, Dominican Repub-
lic, Spain and the United
Kingdom were arrested
and charged. Some of the
foreigners have already
been convicted and im-
during bar brawl
A soldier remains warded in a stable condition
at the San Fernando General Hospital today, after
being stabbed in the back following a fight at a
club in Siparia on Thursday night.
Senior military officers yesterday asked that the
identity of the soldier be withheld for security reasons.
However, a source said the soldier and his friends
were liming at a club when the friend got up to use
the bathroom. While on his way the soldier’s friend
accidentally stepped on someone’s foot and apologised.
However, the man said he wanted no apology and a
The soldier intervened and during the melee, some-
one stabbed him three times in the back with a broken
A team of officers from the Siparia CID, led by PC
Plaza, responded and two people, including another
law enforcement officer, were arrested. Charges are
expected to be laid shortly.
Sources said yesterday that the soldier and his friends
may have inadvertently ended up mixing with members
of two rivals gangs from Siparia and Fyzabad who are
engaged in a turf war.
on social media
Senior officers attached to the Central Divi-
sion are investigating how their Easter weekend
roadblock schedule was leaked on social media
A photograph of the times, dates and places where
the roadblocks will be held for the holiday weekend was
circulated on Whatsapp on Thursday and yesterday.
Officers within the division expressed anger when
contacted by the T&T Guardian about the leak. One
officer said the incident will cause “heads to roll”.
In a telephone interview with Guardian Media, head
of the division, Snr Supt Kenny Mc Intyre, said the
matter was now being investigated. Pressed further,
he said it was at a sensitive stage and as such he would
not be able to comment much on the issue.
Officers said because of the leak the roadblock ex-
ercises had to be rescheduled.
The Central Division has been turbulent last month
with several murders and retaliation killings taking
place in the Enterprise, Chaguanas community, cul-
minating with a promise of a peace treaty.
Parishioners from the Maloney RC Church of the
Incarnation, The Lady of All Nations, D’Abadie and
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, Mausica, during their
re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross
yesterday. PHOTO: AYANNA KINSALE
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
One of the seized devices used in the scam ring.
An electronic item used by the fraudsters which was
seized by police.
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