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Wilkinson remanded on fraud charges

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Businessman Rodney Levi Wilkinson has been remanded to prison until October 24.

The 59-year-old, a director of Executive Rentals Inc. and Premier Pre-Owned Vehicles Inc., is facing 67 counts of criminal deception, primarily involving Globe Finance Inc. and Nassco Finance, offences that amount to more than $4 million.

The charges stem from investigations by the Fraud Squad of the Royal Barbados Police Force into 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.

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Wilkinson appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court today to hear the charges, a process the took some time given the number of offences.

However, his attorney – Marlon Gordon – is expected to make a plea for bail in the High Court on Monday.

31 Responses to Wilkinson remanded on fraud charges

  1. Badd Hombre
    Badd Hombre September 27, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Rodney boy you’re the wrong colour.. Can’t expect to offend the planter class and get away with it.. A word to the wise “you have to be white to get away with shyte“

    • Harrison Forde September 29, 2014 at 12:02 am

      A man commits multiple crimes and the only thing you have to discuss is his ethnicity?

      I feel sorry for you.

      • Brimstone September 29, 2014 at 12:28 pm

        Badd Hombre’s comment may be a bit callous, but it is very true. We also need to look at the divisions in our society, which lead us to remember that black people only kill or destroy black people. For those interested, read “The Heart of Darkness”
        In these cases, the Dir. Public Pros. issues the warrants of arrest, the Police merely comply.
        Ethnicity and Dollars count,,,, The DPP should have issue warrants for a Prime Minister, a special Duprey bedfellow, a residing politician, and a few other society bigwigs. Drugs in the port and guns on the streets, need influential resources to put them there, there is always an upfront cost.
        We may not like the comment, but scratch a bit deeper and we may find the corn. Oh, ah almost forgot to ask everyone why there are so many cases at CCJ and not the local Supreme Court, and by the way, ah recently learned of gross corruption now uncovered there.
        We need to make BARBADOS right, it is still a good place.

  2. Robert Holloway
    Robert Holloway September 27, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    is he guilty or just assumed ..

  3. Alicia Norville
    Alicia Norville September 27, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    I’m liking the swift action of the police though, just grabbing them day after day regardless of whatever offense. well done

    • Bobby Brown
      Bobby Brown September 27, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      But is it done correctly

    • Diane Quinn
      Diane Quinn September 28, 2014 at 11:33 am

      wondering how come the grab him and thee other big boy that carrying way all the people money out there living it up just saying but we will see what will happen

  4. Asiba Buffalo
    Asiba Buffalo September 27, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Hmnnnnn !!!! Life is like that

  5. Abeda Adam
    Abeda Adam September 27, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Wait… that attorney aint out on bail..

  6. Margaret Lorde
    Margaret Lorde September 27, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    What confuses me is simply how is he remanded and a murder accused wasn’t. The mysteries of our legal system.

  7. Debbie Harrison
    Debbie Harrison September 27, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Have faith in your courts and the law people. I would like to think this is not some Banana Republic where we just arresting “innocent” folk and tossing them in prison. How often do the police here get it wrong? Just asking!!

  8. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua September 27, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I wonder what else in inside this mortar…… beside the pestle..watching as it unfolds…

  9. Kris Lorde
    Kris Lorde September 27, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Ask the many ppl who get their ass burst and ballz squeeze into signing a written confession.

  10. Julia September 27, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    He should at least pay the car payments. How do you get a loan for a vehicle you don’t have? De system in Bdos real backwards!

  11. Julia Edwards Robinson
    Julia Edwards Robinson September 27, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    How do you finance a vehicle without a vehicle to show?

  12. Trevor whittaker September 28, 2014 at 1:42 am

    On smoke without Fire:innocent ontill; provent:$:The Law ia the Law:$:

  13. jr smith September 28, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Do we have any laws in Barbados, everyone who wants to commit crime ,does it so easily, we are supposed to be well educated.
    Is this why we are only ready to try certain things, as being tried by other island/countries.

  14. seriously? September 28, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Badd Hombre – why make it racist? Ridiculous assertion and one I am repeatedly seeing nowadays on social media in Barbados. Ofcourse, this is the latest media binge in the USA as well. We are not the southern USA – we don’t have white cops killing innocent black boys! Do you not see the damage you are doing when you jump on this bandwagon? For the record, I see an awful lot of black people of power in this island “getting away with shyte”. Namely – our entire government! This island has gone to the dogs – and when all the “white money” leaves because it is no longer the safe, inclusive community that it used to be, then you will see what is left…..don’t fool yourself it’s all about $$. Not colour. If he were white, unless he had loads of money to buy his way out of it, he would be dragged through the mud and the racists would rejoice to see a white man going to prison.

  15. Fay Bedroppinemlikeadime Ann
    Fay Bedroppinemlikeadime Ann September 28, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Now this action/adventure/drama/thriller is one to watch closely….not all criminals are at the bottom…so spit de names sir so Bim cud see de “real” culprits:)

  16. cheryl September 28, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    A man is inocent until proven guilty he was not alone where are the others it take one finger to feel a lice but two to take it out do not judge others if you do not know what happen we are too quick to judge

  17. cheryl September 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    do not judge unless you know the facts

  18. Sonia Taitt
    Sonia Taitt September 28, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    what happen with the ones that steal the money from clico

  19. Astra September 29, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Can we continue to hear this story unfold from beginning to end. Some of us are tired of hearing the “so called news” that just gives you a little bit to get you interested then the reportings do not have a beginning, a middle and an end – that’s what REAL reporting is about. Nothing should be hidden, its how we all learn from other peoples mistakes and how we can stay interested with whats happening in the country. And where are the others involved, namely Globe and Naasco people….. How come whenever the poorer people are involved in business, paperwork and everything is checked and doubled checked. Does this mean when doing business with Executives, little is verified and clarified… well we can expect this to happen them because “those with money” are left with an open door to get away with big money.


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