Six Tobagonians and a Trinidadian have appeared in court charged with using the death certificate of Tobago murder victim John Mills to obtain funds from the Unit Trust Corporation (UTC).
Mills, of Cocrico Avenue, Buccoo and his common-law wife, Eulyn John, friends of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, were found murdered by their nephew on May 2.
Five of the suspects appeared before a Scarborough magistrate on today and were remanded in custody to return to court on Friday.
The seven suspects were arrested and charged after an attempt to defraud the Unit Trust Corporation(UTC) of $400,000 between February 12, and April 12, 2019, with Mills' death certificate.
The accused are Cammie Smith, 29, of Bethel, Nicholas Davis, 26, of Buccoo, Cleopatra James, 25, of Scarborough, Dion Crosby, 25, of Lambeau, Kennesha Williams, 30, of Lambeau, Jerome Hernandez, 24, of Carnbee Trace and Ashanna Pritchard, 24, Mango Alley Trace, Laventille.
On July 10, Hernandez and Pritchard appeared before a Port of Spain magistrate and were granted bail.
According to a police report, Davis and James, two former UTC employees, were arrested as they attempted to leave for Amsterdam last Friday. They allegedly used John's death certificate to collect his life's saving at the UTC's Scarborough branch.