Trinidad and Tobago: A man and his common-law wife were both granted $130,000 bail with a surety by a Justice of the Peace on land and car fraud charges.
Damian Ramdath, 39, a self-employed truck driver and Nikita Keisha Mungal, 36, self-employed, both of Freeport, Chaguanas, who was charged by PC Ramkissoon of the Fraud Squad, were granted $80,000 and $50,000 with a surety, respectively, by Justice of the Peace Stephen Young.
In the first incident, Ramdath was jointly charged with Mungal for obtaining $26,000 by false pretence following an investigation into a report in which a man told detectives that during May 2016 and June 2016, he allegedly paid the cash to a woman and a man as a down payment for the purchase of a parcel of land located in Exchange, Couva.
According to the man, he was led to believe that the sellers of the land were the owners; however, he later learned they were not.
In the second incident, a man reported to police that he paid a woman $5,000 as a down payment for the sale of a Toyota Axio motor vehicle valued at $125,000.
The man told police that upon delivery of the vehicle, he was required to pay the balance of the money; however, the woman allegedly failed to deliver the vehicle and attempted to be refunded unsuccessful.
Following enquiries, Ramdath and Mungal were indicted for the offences.
Mungal is scheduled to appear on May 31, 2022, at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court in the second incident, while she and Ramdath will appear on June 17, 2022, to answer the joint charge.