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Man accused of swindling friend out of over EC$5K

By Latrishka Thomas

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A good Samaritan reportedly became a victim of fraud when she trusted her friend with her money.

The complainant and the accused, Kevin Davis, are said to have become friends due to the fact that their work places are in close proximity.

And due to the accused having a medical condition, the complainant was empathetic and decided to assist him by bringing him food and providing transportation.

In November 2021, the complainant wanted to send some money to Jamaica to purchase items for her business and also wanted to buy some items on Amazon.

She reportedly deposited EC$10,000 into the personal account of the accused for him to wire to someone in Jamaica.

She also reportedly gave him EC$3,102 cash to purchase some items for her on Amazon.

Weeks passed and the complainant was told by her friend in Jamaica that the money was never received.

When she questioned the accused, he reportedly said that he did send the monies but he allegedly subsequently admitted to only wiring EC$5,146.27 and allegedly said that he purchased items requested from Amazon which amounted to US$4,403.89.

The complainant reported the matter to the police and, after investigating, Davis was later arrested and charged with fraudulent conversion of EC$5,252.82.

He appeared in the St John’s Magistrate’s Court yesterday but the matter was adjourned until June 24.