Trinidad: Four Charged For “Visa Fraud” At US Embassy

(TT GUARDIAN) – Four people are facing charges for falsely claiming to be members of the TTPS when they applied for their US tourist visas.

According to the US Embassy, a 24-year-old woman was arrested at the embassy itself at Marli Street and two other suspects, a 63-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, were arrested at their homes on July 2.

The fourth accused, a 34-year-old woman, was arrested at her home on July 3.

All will be charged with providing fraudulent documentation in support of visa applications and falsely claiming to be TTPS police officers.

U.S. Ambassador Candace Bond said, “The arrests are a demonstration of the unique teamwork between the TTPS and the U.S. Embassy’s federal agents with the Diplomatic Security Service. The arrests send a message to anyone intending to falsify documents or misrepresent themselves to obtain a U.S. visa through deceit that U.S. federal agents will work alongside local law enforcement to arrest and prosecute them.

Committing fraud when applying for a U.S. visa will result in the perpetrator being permanently ineligible for a tourist visa.”