Detained doctor warded under police guard

By Rhondor Dowlat
The owner of the Weight Loss Clinic, who was detained by police on Monday, is now warded at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital under police guard.

According to a source at Fraud Squad, the 40-year-old doctor began complaining of feeling unwell while in custody at the Fraud Squad office, Port-of-Spain. She was taken to the hospital where she was treated.

On Tuesday, one day after she was detained, additional cases of alleged fraud against the doctor were brought to the attention of investigating officers.

The T&T Guardian was informed by a police source that when the news broke of the doctor being detained by police on Monday for questioning, several people either went to the Fraud Squad or contacted the offices, via telephone, to give additional information that could assist them in their investigations.

A source at Fraud Squad, who wished not to be identified, said some of the people who have made contact with them have documents that could be used as evidence against the company. The doctor was detained by police while at her St James Clinic on Monday morning.

The allegations surround allegedly tendering fraudulent cheques and allegedly receiving monies for service not rendered. According to reports, officers received information from a patient who claimed that over $25,000 in cash and cheques were paid to the doctor for a liposuction procedure.

However, the patient claimed she never got it done and allegedly never got back any refund, whether full or partial. The T&T Guardian was also told there were four other cases filed against the Weight Loss Clinic and its owner before Monday.

Further calls are being made to members of the public who have any information and allegations against the doctor that can assist them in their investigations to come forward and contact the Fraud Squad office immediately. (Trinidad Guardian)

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