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Sixty-seven fraud charges for director of Executive Rentals Inc

The director of Executive Rentals Inc. and Premier Pre-Owned Vehicles Inc. appears in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court today charged with 67 counts of criminal deception.

The charges, valued at more than $4 million, were laid against the 59-year-old Rodney Wilkinson of # 2 Friendly Hall Development, Jackmans St Micheal yesterday.

Police say the victims of the offences were predominantly Globe Finance Inc. and Nassco Finance.

The operations of Executive Rentals at Worthing, Christ Church came to a halt earlier this month after Globe Finance, Simpson Finance and another automobile financing entity took possession of more than 100 vehicles.

The Fraud Squad of the Royal Barbados Police Force had been probing reports related to loans for vehicles that did not exist following official complaints from Globe Finance and Nassco Limited that they were unable to locate vehicles they wanted to repossess.

23 Responses to Sixty-seven fraud charges for director of Executive Rentals Inc

  1. Heidi Alleyne
    Heidi Alleyne September 27, 2014 at 9:55 am

    One man pulled this off? Hmmm?

  2. Desmond Edwards
    Desmond Edwards September 27, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Got to be more agencies . Bring de other big ones … One man take all dat rap

  3. Stuart Gourley
    Stuart Gourley September 27, 2014 at 10:00 am

    So who is Rodney Wilkinson? How did he fool so many? What are all the government people doing? They need to be held accountable.

  4. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams September 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

    So i guess wunna gine tell me they got loans for cars that did not exist thru prudent loans officers at local banks? So when you ask for 130,000 to bring in a bmw, you mean you get the money and the bank doan need to see the vehicle? Who issued these loans? I guess when wunna bajans see these heavy rollers in their fancy cars and exiting their big houses that you all don’t be envious- 60% of successful people in bim got there thru illegal means. If i went to the bank and asked for 20,000 to start selling vegetables as an aspiring entrepreneur, i would have to put my kidneys and liver as collateral, get a deposit for half de amount i am asking for, show 10 year projections and budget comparatives of what i can yield, etc……..sigh

  5. Terry Clarke
    Terry Clarke September 27, 2014 at 10:27 am

    A step in the right direction. This will hopefully set a precedent for more secretly hidden incidences.

  6. Frederick Alleyne
    Frederick Alleyne September 27, 2014 at 10:36 am

    It seems some scams get attention others don”t.

  7. Greitcha Smith
    Greitcha Smith September 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Fall guy?

  8. Robert Foster
    Robert Foster September 27, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Help me. I don’t understand. if there are 100 vehicles that have been repossessed where are teh ghost vehicles? Are these in addition?

  9. Ian Matic Gale
    Ian Matic Gale September 27, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    When ya see people flying high, ya doan know who wings they flying pun til they break..

  10. Beverly Gerber
    Beverly Gerber September 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Glad theycaught them. Need more news like that !! 🙂

  11. asiba September 27, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    More and more slavery comes to mind. Slaves bear the brunt for others to live big

  12. Tania Queen
    Tania Queen September 27, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I ain’t saying rite I ain’t saying wrong….but his skemp didn’t Leave bdos in so much debt wen dem will be investigating the real big boys… etc. MPs

  13. Brett Blades
    Brett Blades September 27, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    It appears everyone is happy to see a “well-to-do” fall. No cry of “innocent until proven guilty”, no “judge not less ye be judged”, no holding of your political representatives that you employ and pay monthly and turn around and fire you accountable. Yet we are not jealous nor bad-minded. I’m just not understanding where this cry for justice comes from when it is someone who falls from grace that seemingly had something we all craved. I’m not saying he should not be charged and prosecuted but did his actions have such a direct affect on your lives to generate such feedback? Opinions are free to have but being so hypocritical is very unattractive.

  14. Angela Thompson Branch
    Angela Thompson Branch September 27, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    So when the Clico fraudsters getting arrested so they could all pay rent for a cell?

  15. Kirk Worrell
    Kirk Worrell September 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    As one person mentioned in a comment earlier…he could not / did not do it alone. Ppl that ain’t foolish know the company has an owner (name being kept n out of the press) hmmmmm.
    And to the other person who asked what the government doing ? Maybe the name of the owner would shed light as to y
    …..he is the fall guy….just like the messenger guy that took the rap for the millions missing fro. The central bank yrs ago…oh how quickly bajans forget

  16. Onisha Thomas
    Onisha Thomas September 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    How to get away with murder … Lol the Barbados edition

  17. SB September 27, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    If you don’t have do without. Greed rules again.

  18. Andrew Jordan September 28, 2014 at 6:20 am

    This is really going to affect legitimate business owners who try to do things the right way, and now will be subject to harsher conditions when they negotiate with lending institutions.
    Its already difficult as it stands, and it means we have to give up our first born along with a kidney to secure any type of financing.

  19. jr smith September 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Now well, well, 100 cars involve ,BDS millions, how come only one person is arrested. This is going to be like a rubber band. if the law prevails, wonder who is shivering in they boots and having sleepless nights.
    The man is a fool to take the heat himself. COME ON RBPF , DO YOUR JOB ,GO GET THEM WHO EVER THEY ARE ,WHERE EVER THEY MAYBE.


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