A government senator was defrauded of over $3,000, and the Police
reportedly have taken the alleged fraudster into custody.
Reports say that officers are investigating a report of false pretense
involving businessman Rawdon Turner of Parham.
Further reports are that Turner visited the Criminal Investigations
Department (CID) and complained that an unknown person had
received the sum of $3,300 from him by false pretense.
Reportedly this offence occurred between June 9 and 13 at Cassada
Based on certain information which the Police obtained from
Turner, a 42-year-old woman from Whenner Road was arrested on
suspicion of obtaining money by false pretense, and she is now
assisting officers with the investigation.
Reportedly, men from CID along with several from the Crime
Management Team went on duty in Cassada Gardens on Tuesday
morning, June 13, and an operation was conducted at the business
place on Utility Drive.
There, the suspect was intercepted with a cheque amounting to
$2,000 from that business place.
She was arrested on suspicion of false pretence, taken to the St.
John’s Police Station, and handed over to a senior officer, along with
the cheque and a cell phone.