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Man accused of tendering bogus Central Bank cheques

Published: 
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Rohit Persad PICTURE TTPS

A Maraval man has appeared before a Port-of-Spain magistrate charged with two counts of uttering of a forged valuable security, namely, two Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT) cheques in the sum of US$1,614,240 and US$1,520,700, respectively.

Rohit Persad, aka “Dennis Persad”, 34, of Fairways, Maraval, appeared before Magistrate Kerri Honore-Narine on Monday to answer to the charges, a statement from the Police Service said yesterday.

He was not called upon to plead and was granted bail with surety in the sum of $2,000,000 to appear in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

There he appeared before Magistrate Christine Charles, who granted him granted bail in the sum of $1,500,000.

As a condition of bail, he was ordered to surrender his passport and report to the Fraud Squad Office once per week.

The offences are alleged to have taken place on July 27, 2018. The matter was adjourned to September 4.

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