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Tag: fraud

Syed guilty of stealing $500k from UCCI

Syed guilty of stealing $500k from UCCI

| 09/03/2017 | 49 Comments
(CNS):  The seven men and women serving on the jury in the crown’s case against Hassan Syed for stealing more than half a million dollars when he was the UCCI president returned a unanimous guilty verdict on all twelve counts at 1pm Thursday. After a trial that lasted over five weeks and seve [...]

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Jury moves to third day of deliberation in Syed case

Jury moves to third day of deliberation in Syed case

| 08/03/2017
(CNS): The seven men and women serving on the Grand Court jury in the crown’s case against the former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands for theft and fraud will be deliberating today for a third day. The jury had not reached a verdict at the end of court business on Wednesd [...]

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Scammed victim gets cash back from US probe

Scammed victim gets cash back from US probe

| 18/11/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A local woman who bought a Toyota RAV for a few thousand dollars on the local classified website Ecay was conned out of her cash but two years after the crime a US court refunded the woman following a successful criminal investigation. The case, which involved the RCIPS, the FBI, Immigration [...]

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Status scam suspect claimed he gave Bush $250k

Status scam suspect claimed he gave Bush $250k

| 02/11/2016
(CNS): Paul Hume Ebanks put the blame for his troubles on the shoulders of McKeeva Bush and members of the UDP when he gave evidence this week, refuting the charges against him regarding a massive status grant scam. Ebanks claimed that he gave the former premier around $250,000 from people he recrui [...]

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UDP candidate denies any part in status scam

UDP candidate denies any part in status scam

| 27/10/2016
(CNS): Jonathan Piercy, who ran for office on the United Democratic Party ticket in both the 2009 and 2013 elections, categorically denied playing any part in the status scam that the crown says was orchestrated by Paul Hume Ebanks. Giving evidence in Ebanks’ trial Thursday, the former politic [...]

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Witness wrote to Bush over status scam

Witness wrote to Bush over status scam

| 17/10/2016
(CNS): A key prosecution witness giving evidence in a trial against a local man accused of conning more than two dozen people out of over CI$167,000 in a Caymanian status grant scam told the court Friday that she and two other women allegedly roped into the con, believing it to be a legitimate schem [...]

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Defendant points finger at CIG leaders in status con

Defendant points finger at CIG leaders in status con

| 13/10/2016
(CNS): Prosecutors say Paul Anthony Hume Ebanks, who is accused of stealing over $167,000 from around two dozen people over a three-year period, told his alleged victims that he was working for former premier McKeeva Bush, former MLA Cline Glidden and Deputy Governor Franz Manderson when he conned t [...]

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Travel agent denies fraud charges in ticket conspiracy

Travel agent denies fraud charges in ticket conspiracy

| 19/09/2016
(CNS): A local travel agent has denied conspiracy to defraud charges over allegations she misused customers’ cash and used an unauthorised credit card to by airline tickets. Theresa Eleanor Chin pleaded not guilty to two counts relating to events that happened between December 2014 and May 2015. A [...]

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Bank theft case delayed over legal troubles

Bank theft case delayed over legal troubles

| 16/08/2016
(CNS): A former assistant manager with Cayman National Bank who has been charged with stealing some $25,000 from customers and the bank with a variety of deceptions has still not answered the 29 charges against him relating to the theft, after his case was adjourned for the second time this month wi [...]

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Cops’ accountants charged with fraud

Cops’ accountants charged with fraud

| 08/08/2016
(CNS): Two civilian employees working for the RCIPS accounts department have been charged with a number of fraud related offences. The two women, who have both been placed on required leave have not been named but they are facing charges of obtaining property by deception, false accounting and bre [...]

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Fraud suspect volunteers to go to jail

Fraud suspect volunteers to go to jail

| 22/07/2016 | 74 Comments
(CNS): A former offshore accountant accused of stealing over $500,000 from a client’s fund surrendered to custody Friday, volunteering to begin serving time even before he has been formally convicted or sentenced. Robert Neil Aspinall (38), who is accused of stealing from the fund he was liquidat [...]

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