Tag: fraud

One woman admits charges in immigration case

One woman admits charges in immigration case

| 12/05/2018
(CNS): Just one defendant, Mariel Maleno Suriel (33), charged in the corruption case surrounding the immigration department and an alleged conspiracy relating to the English-language test admitted the charges Friday, when all 12 defendants appeared in Grand Court. It took around an hour and a half [...]

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Sick man facing fraud charges fights extradition

Sick man facing fraud charges fights extradition

| 05/04/2018
(CNS): Despite his failing health, Iain Nigel MacKellar (61), who is wanted in the United States over a fraud relating to counterfeit flea and tick powder, is fighting his extradition. MacKellar, who has been resident in the Cayman Islands for more than ten years, has been in jail since December an [...]

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Judge rules Watson gained $5.5M in hospital fraud

Judge rules Watson gained $5.5M in hospital fraud

| 25/01/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The judge hearing legal arguments from prosecutors and the defense team representing Canover Watson ruled in favour of the crown in a key decision Thursday. Justice Marlene Carter found that Watson had jointly benefited in the entire CarePay contract fraud and said there was enough evidence t [...]

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Man accuses ex-girlfriend of misusing credit card

Man accuses ex-girlfriend of misusing credit card

| 08/08/2017
(CNS): A West Bay woman is facing 13 charges for fraud-related offences after her former, estranged partner said she ran up a bill of almost $2,000 on a credit card he claimed she had stolen from him, and attempted to spend about another $1,200. The 29-year-old woman is accused of taking the card an [...]

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Crown argues against ‘time served’ for Syed

Crown argues against ‘time served’ for Syed

| 06/07/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran urged the court not to order ‘time served’ for Hassan Syed (51), which could amount to more than two years credit against his sentence, because of his attempts to dodge justice and his manipulation of the system. The former UCCI [...]

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Travel agent cleared of 14 fraud charges

Travel agent cleared of 14 fraud charges

| 25/04/2017 | 96 Comments
(CNS): Theresa Chin, the former owner of 123 Travel, has been acquitted of more than a dozen deception offences in relation to her failed business. It took a jury just over a couple of hours to find Chin not guilty on 14 counts of obtaining and attempting to obtain property by deception in connecti [...]

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Lawyer: Stupidity is not dishonesty

Lawyer: Stupidity is not dishonesty

| 21/04/2017
(CNS): A defence attorney said that his client may have been a “terrible business woman” who was reckless and irresponsible when she got herself into financial trouble with her travel agency but she is not “a thief, crook or con artist”. Nick Dixie said stupidity was not dishonesty, as he ad [...]

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Travel agent accused of client fraud

Travel agent accused of client fraud

| 07/04/2017
(CNS): The owner of Cayman 123 Travel, Theresa Chin, appeared in Grand Court this week on trial for 14 fraud related offences on customers, including the misuse of one client’s credit card. Opening the case against Chin, prosecutor Toyin Salako told the jury that over a four-month period from Dece [...]

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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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