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Two Public Officers In Hot Water in Tobago Bank Fraud Allegation

Two Public Officers In Hot Water in Tobago Bank Fraud Allegation

The Chief Administrator of the Tobago House of Assembly has commenced disciplinary action against four people from the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation regarding monies deposited into an incorrect bank account.

News Power Now understands that the money was intended for Virgin Atlantic Airlines for payment of airlift arrangements.This matter was reported to the Fraud Squad of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and this unit has since commenced its investigation.

In a media release Chief Secretary of the THA Kelvin Charles said two of the four people involved, are public service officers. He explained that one of the other two people is employed on contract and the second is employed on a month to month basis. He said those two individuals have been asked, in the public’s interest, to cease reporting for duty with immediate effect.

With regard to the public officers, the matter has been referred to the Public Service Commission for appropriate disciplinary action. Mr. Charles explained that until advised by the Public Service Commission, the two public officers remain on duty at the Division.