The 28-year-old woman from Siparia stole over $67,000 from her grandmother.
Rhonda Mitchell, a Customer Service Representative, faced seven offences of money laundering totaling TT$23,800, and 24 charges of fraudulently using the automated banking machine (ATM) in sums totaling TT$77,359.
In a release issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the crimes occurred between the period January 14th 2019 and June 3rd 2019. Mitchell is reported to have used ATMs at various locations in Fyzabad, Gulf View and Guapo,
The Siparia Magistrate’s Court heard that Mary Mitchell, 85, noticed that money was missing from her account. She inquired at the bank and was given a list of transactions of which she had no knowledge. The police were called in and when they investigated, they saw Mitchell using her grandmother’s card to withdraw money. Mitchell subsequently confessed to the crimes after she was shown footage of herself using the ATMs.
Mitchell pleaded guilty to all charges, and the matter was adjourned to Wednesday 4th December 2019.