Trinidad: Ecuadorian detained with equipment to make counterfeit credit cards

Posted on January 27, 2016 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Trinidad & Tobago reported an Ecuadorian national was denied bail yesterday by a Port-of-Spain magistrate before whom he appeared on two counts of ATM card fraud. Hugo Victor Rosado Marsical appeared before Magistrate Christine Charles in the First Court at 11 am to answer the charges. With a Spanish interpreter present, the Magistrate read the charges.

A charge alleged that last Wednesday, the accused was found at Arouca in possession of card-making equipment with intent to be used in the manufacture of counterfeit cards in contravention of Section 17 of the Electronic Transfer of Funds Crime Act 2000.

The penalty for this offence is imprisonment for five years and a $50,000 fine.

The second charge, read by the magistrate, alleged that on the same date, the man was found at Trincity Mall, Trincity, “trafficking” counterfeit cards in contravention of Section 16(2) of the Act. This offence also carries a penalty of five years prison and a $50,000 fine. Read Article

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