A 37-year-old Arima man who was charged with obtaining $35,000 by false pretences was granted $55,000 bail with a surety on Thursday by a Justice of the Peace.
Lindsay Whiskey of Pinto, Arima, was arrested and charged on September 22 by PC Quasie Thomas of the Fraud Squad.
The accused is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate on October 21, 2022 to answer the charge.
According to a police report, on March 11, 2017, a man allegedly paid a male suspect $35,000 which represented full payment for the purchase of a Toyota Corolla motor vehicle after he was led to believe that the vehicle was free from all encumbrances.
However, it was learnt that the vehicle was subject to a loan facility and was repossessed.
Police were told efforts made by the buyer to get a refund from the suspect proved futile.
A report was subsequently made to the Fraud Squad and a team of officers led by Insp Smith and PC Mohammed conducted further investigations.
The suspect was then arrested and charged with the offence.