Female charged in $2M theft

| 25/06/2013

(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit has charged a 52-year-old Canadian national with the theft of some US$2.1 million from an elderly resident in the Cayman Islands. The charges come at the end of a more than eight month long detailed investigation after the suspect was first arrested at her home in George Town by the FCU. The woman, who is in Cayman on a student visa, is accused of eight counts of theft, obtaining property by deception,forgery and money laundering in what appears to be a major fraud perpetrated against an elderly and wealthy resident. Believed to be one of the largest thefts against an individual in the Cayman Islands, a spokesperson for the FCU said it was a major complex investigation.

Although remaining tight lipped on the details of the case, which is now before the courts, a senior investigating office on the case confirmed that the woman was known to the victim.

She has not yet been named by police but the officer in charged confirmed that the accused woman was expected to appear in Summary Court next Tuesday, 2 July, when she will be named. Given the size of the theft and the associated charges, the case will likely be immediately transmitted to the Grand Court.

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  1. harsh reality says:

    I'm curious to see all those people who love to talk about Caymanians stealing money will have to say! The Mayor is hitting crack, the other Mayor is fighting corruptions charges that go as far back as the 90's and a certain bartender at Calicoes like to steal peoples change when she assumes that they are too intoxicated to realize!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dang that's a lot of cheese!

  3. Just a Simple Caymanian says:

    This is Crazey, and to a degree unbeleavable … this amount of money in whatever currency is a Darn lot of money. This person must have been living the life at the expense of another. Go direct to jail, ..

  4. Anonymous says:

    yeah yeah yeah, and she will be given bail, and jump on a cruise ship (or whatever) and piss off to wherever she wants, and never be the subject of extradition proceedings..  been there, done that. 

  5. Anonymous says:

    First off, a 52 year old Canadian woman on a student visa!!!!! come on immigration, what on earth is going on?!!!! We already have enough of our own criminals to contend with, must we import them too by the truck load (or plane load as the case may be)!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    The Canadians are at it again, eh? 

    "at her home in George Town by the financial…" Something is missing here. Could it be "Financial Crimes Unit"? What is the "FSU"?