Tag: theft

Two men arrested for stealing from cars

Two men arrested for stealing from cars

| 24/11/2022

(CNS): A 26-year-old man from Bodden Town and a man believed to be from West Bay were arrested recently in relation to two separate incidents of theft. The men are both accused of stealing items from unlocked cars and trying to sell them on the street at a lot less than their true value. Police […]

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Football execs found guilty in fraud case

Football execs found guilty in fraud case

| 28/10/2022 | 123 Comments

(CNS): Canover Watson has been found guilty of all charges against him in the football fraud case, while his colleague and friend, Bruce Blake, has been found guilty of two of the four charges against him for his part in the scam against CONCACAF. After a twelve-week trial, the jury returned their unanimous verdict on […]

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Attorneys battle over truth in Watson-Blake case

Attorneys battle over truth in Watson-Blake case

| 14/10/2022

(CNS): Canover Watson and Bruce Blake are both liars, prosecuting counsel Eloise Marshall KC told a jury this week as she summed up the crown’s case against the two men, who are accused of scamming $1.5 million from the regional football association, CONCACAF, and of laundering the cash almost a decade ago. But Dapinder Singh […]

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Blake denies laundering Watson’s ‘stolen’ cash

Blake denies laundering Watson’s ‘stolen’ cash

| 12/10/2022

(CNS): Bruce Blake, a former football executive with both CIFA and CONCACAF, has denied money laundering and false accounting in relation to a scheme where, prosecutors say, he helped his colleague Canover Watson hide more than $1.5 million, the proceeds of scam invoices for football kit. Blake claimed the work he did for Canover Watson […]

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‘I’m innocent’ claims Watson after week on stand

‘I’m innocent’ claims Watson after week on stand

| 06/10/2022

(CNS): Former local business leader and regional football executive Canover Watson told a jury that he was the innocent party in the prosecution’s $1.5 million football fraud case against him and his former CIFA and CONCACAF colleague, Bruce Blake. After a week giving evidence on his own behalf, Watson accused anti-corruption investigators of bias and […]

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Suspect charged over power tools burglary

Suspect charged over power tools burglary

| 03/10/2022

(CNS): A 41-year-old man from Bodden town was tracked down by police only hours after they suspected he broke into a Bodden Town home last week and made off with a number of power tools. The man was arrested on 28 September and was later charged. He appeared in court Friday charged with Burglary.

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Robbers set up victim with fake car sale

Robbers set up victim with fake car sale

| 29/09/2022 | 62 Comments

(CNS): A resident who arranged to meet someone who claimed on social media to be selling a vehicle was robbed Wednesday night at the location where he had arranged to meet the seller and exchange cash for the car. But as the would-be buyer waited at the rear of a restaurant on North Church Street, […]

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Auditors flagged $1.2M unsecured CIFA ‘loans’

Auditors flagged $1.2M unsecured CIFA ‘loans’

| 01/09/2022

(CNS): A director with Rankin Berkower, which conducted the Cayman Islands Football Association’s audits, explained to a jury this week how he spotted red flags in the 2014 annual review of CIFA’s books and reported his concerns to the Anti-Corruption Commission. As the trial of Canover Watson and Bruce Blake on charges of fraud and […]

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Watson’s sports company partner denies taking cash

Watson’s sports company partner denies taking cash

| 22/08/2022

(CNS): A football equipment salesman involved in a complex business partnership with Canover Watson between 2013 and 2015 denied wrongfully taking money from the sale of sports equipment or being involved in any of the fraud that Watson is accused of perpetrating on the regional football body, CONCACAF. Shakeel Khawaja, a representative for Forward Sports, […]

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Cops find stolen shotgun in Spotts

Cops find stolen shotgun in Spotts

| 11/08/2022 | 12 Comments

(CNS): A Remington shotgun and three cartridge cases that were stolen from the home of a licensed gun owner in North Side last month have been found in Spotts. The RCIPS said that as part of their investigation officers had conducted a search in public land off Shamrock Road on Tuesday, where they came across […]

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Condo maintenance manager charged with stealing $35k

Condo maintenance manager charged with stealing $35k

| 10/08/2022

(CNS): Fernando Mota Mendes (55) briefly appeared in Grand Court on Friday but did not answer the more than dozen charges against him, including theft and obtaining property by deception. Mendes was bailed to return to court on 19 August, when he is expected to be arraigned on the allegations that he conned clients out […]

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