Tag: theft

$2.2 million scammer ordered to pay back cash

$2.2 million scammer ordered to pay back cash

| 20/04/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Michelle Bouchard (57) has been ordered to pay back the money she stole from James Bruce Handford, an octogenarian whom she scammed out of millions of dollars while she shared his home. The Canadian national, who is serving a ten-year term, reduced from 12 by the Cayman Islands Court of Appe [...]

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Jewel thief nabbed by staff, public and off-duty cop

Jewel thief nabbed by staff, public and off-duty cop

| 16/04/2018
(CNS): A 22-year-old man from George Town was charged with theft after he snatched a piece of jewellery last week from a downtown store in the capital and made off on foot. The jewel thief triggered a chase, which began when one of the workers in the jewellery store went after the culprit at around [...]

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Realtor accused of misusing client’s cash

Realtor accused of misusing client’s cash

| 13/02/2018
(CNS): Antonio “Toni” Paolini (77), the one-time owner of Cayman Real Estate, appeared in Grand Court Tuesday on trial for theft. The real estate agent is accused of stealing $43,000 from Dr Dirk Belfonte, who gave the cash to Paolini as a deposit for a piece of land he wanted to buy. Bu [...]

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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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Tennis club boss bailed in theft case

Tennis club boss bailed in theft case

| 24/01/2018
(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that a 46-year-old man from George Town has been arrested on suspicion of fraud, theft and obtaining property by deception in connection with cash taken from the Cayman Islands Tennis Club. Police said that the man was arrested Friday and has since been bailed. CNS has [...]

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Ex-civil servant charged with theft

Ex-civil servant charged with theft

| 18/01/2018
(CNS): A former civil servant who was working as an administrator at the Facilities Management Department has been charged with stealing more than $30,000 from government coffers. The 38-year-old woman, who was arrested last August, was formally charged Wednesday with eight counts of obtaining prop [...]

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Teenager arrested after beach robbery

Teenager arrested after beach robbery

| 15/01/2018
(CNS): A teenager was arrested after police deployed the helicopter and road blocks in the wake of a robbery on Public Beach on Saturday night, one of two robberies this weekend where women were threatened with a knife and their handbags stolen. The juvenile suspect is believed to be one of three me [...]

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Thieves pose as workmen to enter homes

Thieves pose as workmen to enter homes

| 09/01/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS is issuing a warning to residents to be on alert for would-be thieves posing as workers from utility companies or maintenance-related businesses who are trying to con their way into people’s homes. Having received a number of reports in recent days of this suspicious activity [...]

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Suspect charged over car crimes

Suspect charged over car crimes

| 08/01/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Following his arrest last week, a 46-year-old man from West Bay has been charged with criminal trespass and interfering with a motor vehicle following an incident early Friday morning, when he was reportedly trespassing on private property and trying to get into a car. He has also been charg [...]

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Robber with mental age of child jailed for 2+years

Robber with mental age of child jailed for 2+years

| 22/12/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): A young man who was described by his lawyer as having the mental capacity of a 9-year-old child was jailed Thursday for 27 months for an opportunist street mugging in George Town two years ago. Charles Walton, who was 18 when he robbed a woman on the West Bay Road, cutting her purse straps [& [...]

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Woman denies theft but admits false accounting

Woman denies theft but admits false accounting

| 19/12/2017
(CNS): Nadia Mirinda Powery will face a Grand Court trial next year after pleading not guilty to stealing CI$19,000 from Saxon Insurance earlier this year. Powery also denied charges of forgery relating to a letter of termination but admitted falsifying records for gain when she pleaded guilty Frida [...]

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