A Chaguanas man is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with obtaining money under false pretense from a male victim on February 26th, 2019.
Navindra Budhu, 38, of Gilbert Street, Felicity, Chaguanas, was charged with the offense on Monday 13th May, 2019, by officers of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
The victim told police that on February 26th, 2019, he paid the accused a sum of $20,000, which represented a down-payment toward the purchase and importation of a Hyundai H100 pick-up truck.
The vehicle was supposed to be delivered to the victim within six to eight weeks from the date of the down-payment.
However, the vehicle was not delivered.
When attempts to recover the money paid to the accused proved futile, a report was made to the police and an investigation was launched.
The accused subsequently surrendered himself to police on Monday 13th May, 2019.
The charge was laid by PC Michael Noel, of the San Fernando CID.