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Judge throws out NBF fraud case

Judge throws out NBF fraud case

| 22/06/2016 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Sandra Catron has been acquitted of eight counts of uttering a false document in a fraud case relating to the controversial Nation Building Fund after a Grand Court judge directed a jury to find her not guilty. Justice Malcolm Swift said the charges were flawed and there was insufficient evid [...]

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Local activist in dock over Nation Building Fund grant

Local activist in dock over Nation Building Fund grant

| 20/06/2016
(CNS): A local woman better known as an outspoken advocate on a range of issues, from animal abuse to sex-offenders, was in the dock Friday facing trial over allegations of fraud relating to the controversial Nation Building Fund. Sandra Catron is charged with eight counts of uttering a false docum [...]

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PR scammers await fate as court probes false submissions

PR scammers await fate as court probes false submissions

| 08/04/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Two women convicted of a permanent residency scam had their sentencing adjourned for the third time Thursday because of a false submission by one of the women. Justice Charles Quin was scheduled to deliver his decision on how much time Marcia Hamilton and Judith Douglas should serve for the [...]

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Fraud training for home affairs staff

Fraud training for home affairs staff

| 03/04/2016 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Accounting and management staff responsible for managing public funds Ministry of Home Affairs will attend fraud prevention and detection training over the next two weeks. According to the ministry, 29 staff members will learn to perform comprehensive fraud risk assessments; and to detect a w [...]

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Canadian suspects charged in ATM fraud

Canadian suspects charged in ATM fraud

| 08/02/2016 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Two Canadian men have been charged with ATM fraud. Police said the Financial Crime Unit received a report from a local bank about suspicious cards that had been retained by one of its cash machines. The FCU began an investigation that led to the arrest of two men at a local hotel where they [...]

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PR scammer convicted by judge

PR scammer convicted by judge

| 22/12/2015 | 31 Comments
(CNS): A George Town woman has been convicted on six counts of obtaining property by deception in connection with an organised permanent residency scam involving at least three women. Marcia Hamilton, a Jamaican national who received status during the 2003 mass grant, denied the charges, claiming sh [...]

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Watson set out to line own pocket, says crown

Watson set out to line own pocket, says crown

| 23/11/2015
(CNS): The former chair of the HSA was accused of being involved in a “cynical scheme to line his own pocket” with public cash, when the crown opened its case Monday against Canover Watson and his former personal assistant, Miriam Rodrigues. In an opening statement expected to last for several [...]

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Fraud suspects charged in ATM scam

Fraud suspects charged in ATM scam

| 11/11/2015
(CNS): Five suspected fraudsters who were arrested by the Financial Crimes Unit last week have been charged with a number of criminal offences, including money laundering, and after a court appearance Tuesday they have all been remanded in custody. The gang of alleged ATM scammers arrived in Cayman [...]

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Caledonian’s demise was SEC blunder

Caledonian’s demise was SEC blunder

| 11/11/2015
(CNS Business): A federal judge has said that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) got it very wrong when it issued an order earlier this year that froze more than $88 million in assets belonging to two financial institutions suspected of securities fraud that led to the collapse of Cale [...]

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Former housing trust director sent to jail

Former housing trust director sent to jail

| 03/11/2015 | 71 Comments
(CNS): The former deputy chair of the National Housing and Development Trust Board, Edlin Myles, was committed to HMP Northward Tuesday after his appeal against a six month jail sentence for a housing trust insurance fraud. The appeal court upheld the punishment handed down by Justice Alex Henders [...]

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Woman denies being part of PR con

Woman denies being part of PR con

| 30/10/2015
(CNS): A George Town woman accused of being part of a permanent residency scam has denied knowing that the scheme was a con. Marcia Hamilton, along with two other women, allegedly defrauded people out thousands of dollars by telling them that the UDP administration was selling the right to live in C [...]

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