(Trinidad Guardian) Fraud accused Vicky Boodram has been sent to St Ann’s Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation on the request of her attorney.
Boodram, who is facing more than 140 fraud-related charges stemming from different transactions, re-appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court.
When the matter was called, attorney Jason Jackson told Senior Magistrate Nanette Forde-John he was representing Boodram and had made certain observations about his client.
Jackson told the magistrate before he took any further steps for written instructions he would want her to be sent for a psychiatric evaluation at St Ann’s Hospital.
Jackson submitted a document to the magistrate to support his request.
Boodram, a former travel agent, was initially charged with 109 fraud charges arising out of failed cruise ship packages. She was also charged with two money laundering cases and was out on $2 million bail.
However, in March she was rearrested by Fraud Squad officers on another set of alleged fraud matters.
Those offences, which include 40 offences ranging from larceny by trick and uttering forged documents, involved multiple victims and different transactions. She was denied bail on those charges.
Boodram’s reappearance yesterday was in relation to the latter charges. An order for Boodram to be remanded to St Ann’s was made before the matter was adjourned to June 23.
However, when Boodram returns on that day the matter will then be adjourned to July 1 to meet the other charges.