Dealer reportedly receives over $17k but fails to deliver vehicle; woman alleges two bank accounts were emptied of over $70k

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A case of fraudulent conversion and another of larceny – both involvinglarge sums of money – are being probed by the Police.

Apparently, a United States resident who is currently staying in JohnHughes reported to the All Saints Police Station that she had given aClarkes Hill man EC$16,000 and US$555 to purchase a vehicle online.

However, up to the time of making the complaint on Tuesday, March 26,she had not received the vehicle or her money. Further, she claimed thatall her efforts to either obtain the vehicle or retrieve her cash had beenfutile.

The alleged offender reportedly was handed the money on or about June24, 2023, at Clarkes Hill.

The constable investigating the matter reportedly made several calls to thealleged offender’s phone, but they went unanswered; and a subsequentsearch for him was not successful.

Meanwhile, a Willikies woman is out of over $70,000, allegedly stolen fromtwo separate bank accounts.

The woman went to the Criminal Investigations Department and reportedthat $28,006.28 and $48,704.15 had been removed from two accounts atthe Eastern Caribbean Amalgamated Bank (ECAB).

This offence reportedly occurred between January 15 and February 29 thisyear. However, no further details of this alleged crime were available forpublication.

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