Cop accountant absconds while on bail

| 07/09/2016 | 56 Comments
Cayman News Service

George Town Police Station

(CNS): One of two women charged with theft from the RCIPS failed to appear in Summary Court Tuesday as she has likely absconded to Canada. Siscely Solomon (42) from Bodden Town, who worked for the RCIPS in the accounts department, faces charges of obtaining property by deception, false accounting and breach of trust. She was charged last month along with her co-worker, Sarah Connor (38) from West Bay, over the alleged theft of several thousand dollars of groceries purchased on the police account.

Both women had been bailed by police to appear yesterday after they were suspended from their accountancy jobs with the RCIPS on full pay. Connor turned up at the court for the hearing and the case was moved to the Grand Court, where she was re-bailed to appear there on the 16 September. But there was no sign of Solomon.

A warrant was issued for Solomon’s arrest but crown counsel Trisha Hutchinson revealed that enquiries had led to the discovery that the suspended police bean counter had left the Cayman Islands just two days before the hearing for Canada.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Blimey, what happened to Dixon of Dock Green?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I hope that graphic designer can also amend the other copies of that speeding ticket that was kept by the cop and the courts. Time is longer than rope.

  3. ExPatriate says:

    Education is the key but it seems everyone is keyless on this topic.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Blaming failure to remove her passport may only be a red herring-maybe she got friends in high places who assisted her exit and avoidance of criminal charges? I cannot believe they would be that incompetent without a reason.

  5. Fredrick says:

    I’ll tell you this, this do’s not surprise me! The people in power have no clue, move with the times. Let me give you another example of how much Cayman is behind times: I received a speeding ticket for $400 last year, I work in graphics design so I went home scanned the paper speeding ticket, amended the information to say $100 instead of the original $400 fine, I printed it on the same blue paper, the day after I went to pay my fine with no issues they didn’t have a the slightest clue that’s how flawed the systems are in Cayman! I even asked the cashier lady ”If I had lost my speeding ticket could have you gotten my ticket details from the online database” she said ”NO”
    Useless and I’ll keep tricking the Gov anyway I can while I can get away with it.

    • Anonymous says:

      WOW!

    • Anonymous says:

      Now you have shown your criminal tendencies, maybe the RCIPS could look at all $400 fines issued and see who only paid $100 and arrest you for fraud?

    • Anonymous says:

      Genius!

    • Lol says:

      You should just gave them full confession to the crime

    • SSM345 says:

      If this fraud is indeed true, you just got yourself caught you Donkey, won’t take much for the cops to go back through their ticket books and do some reconciliation with the accounts department.

      CNS, do you have an obligation to report purported crimes that are confessed to on this site?

      Should the RCIPS read this comment by Frederick, can they demand his IP Address from this comment?

      CNS: In our Comment Policy (link at the top of the page) it says: “If we receive a comment that indicates an intent to commit an act of violence or any other criminal act, or incites others to do so, we may contact and fully cooperate with law-enforcement agencies.”

      • Anonymous says:

        CNS this person should be reported to Law Enforcement because this right there is a crime. Fraud

      • fredrick smith says:

        He probably used a proxy site and i dont believe his story for one minute, even without computer record, the paper record must still exist it just will take time to find if the fine was $400 he might have rounded it off which will make the odds of finding it even higher and then double checking with accounting, is it really worth the police time when there are bigger issues to deal with, we have sex offender and gig time scammers in this country half of them working in a important position, get over it people . He who has no sin shall cast the first stone!

    • Anonymous says:

      You should be in prison…

  6. Anonymous says:

    OK so… Canada. Unless she held a Canadian passport too she will have had to fill in a landing card including where she planned to stay. If she gave false details that is a Canadian immigration breach and the Canucks will go after her on those grounds. If she gave true details then a ‘pretty p[lease may we have her back’ to the Police there should do wonders.

    On the other hand if she does have a Canadian passport. ….. OOPS!

    • Anonymous says:

      Apparently this has never crossed “official” minds. LOL

    • Diogenes says:

      Except everyone – Canadian or no – fills in the same card. And the landing card does NOT include where you are planning to stay, only your home address. And even if you hold a Canadian passport or residence card, if you reside in Cayman, its your Cayman address. So the Canadian authorities have no idea where she is, even if she did fill in the landing card honestly, and she would have no reason not to.

      Of course, Cayman could seek to deport her, but short of her coming to the attention of the authorities by getting into more trouble with the police, they are not even going to know where to look.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Please, please, please tell me we are sending her paycheck to her.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Surely, even if suspended but on pay, they have to report their whereabouts, especially leaving Island? Not available for work (what if the suspension were removed), suspend their pay immediately.

  9. Anonymous says:

    So will there be a call for a vote of no confidence against the current acting CoP for this one. I very much doubt it, he’s not an expat.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I honestly thought nothing would surprise me anymore about this island , but then I learn that persons on bail don’t have their passport/passports confiscated ? Seriously ? And she was on full pay while out on bail ? The only thing that would make this even.more perfect is if she was a previous board member on CAL so we would have paid for her flight too! But I’m sure none of her family or friends know where she has gone ….

    • Anonymous says:

      Its strange because some people on bail DO have to give up their passports – wonder how this works?

      • John Doe says:

        It works pretty simple, expats and “paper” caymanians have to submit their passports before receiving bail. Caymanians do not have to provide their passport as “there is no place that they can go back to”.

        It’s the bail law that our wonderful politicians have implemented.

      • Anonymous says:

        It’s on a case by case basis – depending on flight risk. Many locals cannot go anywhere else as they only have a local passport etc.

      • Anonymous says:

        I was arrested, not charged and there was block on my name for travel! I’m Caymanian so I guess it all depends on who ya know or who know you!!!

    • anonymous says:

      Nope, just be ‘born’ Caymanian. Bingo!

  11. Anonymous says:

    About five years ago, the Immigration Department invested in a system called APIS (Advanced Passenger Information System), which included an airline component and was intended to identify persons who had immigration infringements upon check-in at the airline counters, thus alerting Immigration officials. A secondary benefit was that upon its implementation, the departure immigration processes would be reduced (by excluding non-offenders) and thus make the departure process quicker for all concerned – immigration officers, airport authority, airlines and, of course, passengers.

    Immigration officials traveled to Bermuda to evaluate the APIS system in operation there. One flaw of the APIS under review at that time was that that version was obsolete, having been replaced by a more advanced version. The advanced version allowed for interface with other law enforcement authorities, so as to include a Police and Customs component, which allowed information from all agencies to be registered into the system and be presented upon check-in.

    Of course CIG bought the obsolete version (somewhere around $800,000) and it took another two or three years to be implemented. Upon testing there were numerous problems and perhaps to date it has not yet been fully implemented and functional (CNS, perhaps you can inquire as to the status).

    Ultimately, the full benefit of the system was never realized due to purchasing the obsolete version and from the look of things perhaps even that version of the system may not even be in place. Of course, no accountability for the mis-spent public funds!!

    • Anonymous says:

      We can thank Chief Officer Eric Bush and Deputy Governor Franz Manderson for another expensive cock up. I wonder if they waste their own money the way they waste public funds?

      • Facts would help says:

        2:37. Waste are you serious. Investigate before posting.

        Simply commenting without facts is ……

        The system has been working perfectly for years. Ask the police how many persons get stopped by immigration.

        The question is did the court take away her passport or order that she not travel.

        Normally this is not done for petty crimes.

        Facts please

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    • Nunya says:

      Just like the fingerprinting system that was bought and never implemented. When will the Gov’t get a clue and realise if they want to cut costs/save money they should do something about all the waste they generate.

      Seriously?!?!!?

      However, technology or no – I would have hoped there would be a procedure in place so that persons on bail cannot leave the Island – is there no list of names posted at the airports or something – which is archaic at best. Gov’t get with the program – have you heard of a computer or are the ones you have simply there for your staff to surf the net and play computer games? ARGH these types of situations makes me want to scream.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Uh? ummm, wonder is she going to continue to rec’v full pay in light of her failure to appear- which is another charge. Will extradition process be pursued? Did she even post a surety for her bail that was granted & will that be forfeited?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Well if you continue to pay them for sitting at home and don’t take away their passports they must feel free to travel anywhere in the world they wish..

  14. Anonymous says:

    uh-oh spaghetti-o’s…..

  15. Anonymous says:

    How hard is it for the Police/Legal Department to inform Immigration so that this stops happening? It is an incredible embarrassment. Who is responsible? Could a friend have “accidentally” forgotten to inform immigration? We need a simple and enforceable mechanism for stop notices. This is easy stuff.

    • Anonymous says:

      It is very easy for a “stop notice’ to be put on someone which prevents them from leaving the island. Remember the system has changed now so not everyone (depending on airline) has to present themselves to immigration when leaving. But they should still screen the names before departure…

      • Anonymous says:

        In the time an Immigration officer takes to check me out, I doubt he can read more than a few lines of whatever is on his screen. IF he bothers to type anything into it.

  16. SSM345 says:

    Suspended on full pay….and she does a runner.

    Cut the funds now and wait for her return.

    • Anonymous says:

      Does this mean that we have to pay the added cost to wire transfer her salary to Canada or will they take this cost out of the salary that she will continue to receive?

      • Anonymous says:

        It will just be directly deposited to her local account (as usual) and she can then access as she pleases electronically.

        Law enforcement here has become a joke!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Failure to remove passport is in itself a criminal offense in these cases and should be prosecuted

    • Anonymous says:

      lots of people have two passports.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry to burst your bubble.
      They are not your property to confiscate, they are the property of the issuing sovereign country. They do not technically belong to the named person it is issued to. But hey, keep making it up as you go along like every other mythical law started in the Cayman Islands!

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