Tag: fraud

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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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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