Police have charged two sales clerks with conspiracy to defraud Republic Bank Limited of sums totalling $113,516.35.
The Police Service have identified the duo as Troy Mohammed, 26, of St Augustine and Tiffany Batson-Joseph, 29, of San Juan
They were arrested and charged with the offence following an investigation into a report of alleged card skimming at a clothing store located on the Eastern Main Road, Tunapuna.
The accused, who were employed as sales clerks at the store, are alleged to have operated a point of sale card skimming machine, which in effect captured customers’ card data and PINs during the period November to December, 2018.
Following reports of suspicious activities in victims’ accounts, Republic Bank Limited made a report to the Fraud Squad on December 31 2018.
An investigation was launched by the Fraud Squad’s ABM Task Force, under the supervision of acting Senior Supt Greenidge and headed by acting Inspector Cudjoe.
The investigations resulted in the accused being arrested at their place of work on January 25.
The accused were charged on Tuesday by acting Corporal Ronald Mohammed who is attached to the ABM Task Force.