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UPDATE- Pregnant Bajan woman; three British visitors nabbed for credit card scam

A 30-year-old Barbadian woman has been held, along with three British visitors in connection with a $75,000 credit card scam.

Melissa Latoya Cumberbatch of Baycroft Road, Carrington Village, St Michael has been arrested and charged, along with British nationals Michael Akinwale Akingbade, 33; Joseph Adedapo King, 30; and Mukhtar Mohamed Muctar Abbasheikh, 19.


Melissa Latoya Cumberbatch

This follows recent investigations into reports of fraudulent credit card activities.

The four allegedly, by way of fraudulent credit card transactions, obtained items such as jewellery, perfume and electronic equipment from luxury stores after arriving here between February 3rd and 4th .

As a result, Cumberbatch has been charged with nine counts of criminal deception and one count of attempted criminal deception while Akinwale Akingbade faces eight counts of criminal deception and one count of attempted criminal deception.

King and Abbasheikh were also jointly charged with nine counts of criminal deception and one count of attempted criminal deception while Abbaskeikh faces an additional charge of possession of cannabis and going equipped.

They appeared at the Holetown Magistrates Court today and were remanded to Dodds prison.









26 Responses to UPDATE- Pregnant Bajan woman; three British visitors nabbed for credit card scam

  1. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley February 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Lock them all up for 10 years, then deport and bar the “so called” Brits

    • Andrew Simpson February 12, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      If ya goin lock dem up, mek sure dat dey wuk to pay dem way. The roadsides want cleaning and SBRC got nuff mud da could nuse to grow food and hay. That also goes fah de res eh dem pon remand.

  2. Amelia Gittens
    Amelia Gittens February 12, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    how she fnd them to get caught up and where she worked how was the scam done interesting

    • Empresz Jana
      Empresz Jana February 12, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Dumb ass thm gine gt deport and walk free in thm country and she ass her in prison. Thm is treat we bajan s like she whn in thm country like all nw I seeing um everydy & u gone mix up wid thm . 12 years widout visitors till u gt common sense

  3. Andrew Lowe
    Andrew Lowe February 12, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    I see they have really strong british names..

    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley February 12, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      That’s why I put “so called” I guess it makes a change from an Eastern European name – they are the ones that commit a very large amount of crimes in the UK !

  4. Pam Fazio
    Pam Fazio February 12, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    So sad and easy to do. No business I have dealt with has ever ask for ID. Not blaming the businesses just saying it is just to easy to do. Not sure if they were fake cards or stolen ones. Lock them up for a long time. I hope the businesses get their items back.

  5. Alex Alleyne February 12, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    looking at the last names of the men, I won’t list them as BRITISH…….. (Maybe British born).

    • Mr.T February 12, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Mr Alleyne there is no such thing as british born. You are either born in england,scotland,wales etc. The term british is mainly used because of the united kingdom joining the EU. So you will even find the term on the passports of the caucasian people i assume you think are the only british .

    • 3rdsun February 13, 2016 at 9:36 am

      British born is still a British citizen. Don’t be so xenophobic

  6. Robert Holloway
    Robert Holloway February 12, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Interesting as depending what one buys , ID is requested

  7. Zabeeda Abdool
    Zabeeda Abdool February 12, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Lol…I had to laugh at this…..

  8. Norman Westby
    Norman Westby February 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    crime is stepping up in Bim these days. things must be getting real bad on the island.

  9. Alex Alleyne February 12, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    NO HANDCUFFS ?????…….. . If she live in England , now she will have a BAJAN born baby.

  10. sheena layne February 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Alex alley be bcux they have funny last name doesn’t make dem British if their were born dere then that’s their nationality.. you people are so judgemental before u all look at ur own lives.. It said bajan woman didn’t say she resides in England..

  11. Marguerite February 12, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Those names are no english or bajan names more like African names lock them all up and then send them back to where they come from thats my take on it just saying .

  12. Marguerite worrell February 12, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Those names are no english or bajan names more like African names lock them all up and then send them back to where they come from thats my take on it just saying .

  13. Sebastian Edwards
    Sebastian Edwards February 12, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Warning to unbelievers. The Rapture, World War & the Start of the Biblical Tribulation will happen in the 1st week of October 2016. Time to seriously think about your Salvation & Eternity.
    Guido Westerwelle the former German foreign minister, is the Biblical anti-christ. The 7 year tribulation starts after the rapture, on the day when 10 European Union ministers hand control of the European Union to Guido Westerwelle & he signs a 7 year agreement. Not until 3 & 1/2 years later, does he claim to be god. This will happen @ the rebuilt Holy Temple in Israel after he comes back to life from a mortal head wound. Revelation 13:3. He will use his E.U military in the 1st half of the 7 year tribulation to police & enforce the will of the United Nations on the world.
    The United Nations HQ is the “whore” of Revelation. New York city is the “Babylon the Great” of Revelation. His homosexual partner Michael Mronz is the false prophet of Revelation. He will take the wealth off the rich & redistribute it out. When the original Greek writings of Revelation 13:18 are interpreted correctly, the number of the anti-christ is 667. The correct translation is “Here is wisdom, also he who has understanding, add this number, the beast number, for it is a man. Man is also the number and man is 666”. Beast number of 1, added to man’s number, 666 = 667.
    The Revelation chapter 6 plagues happen in 1st half of the 7 year tribulation, chapters 8 & 9 plagues happen thru out the whole 7 year tribulation & chapter 16 plagues happen in 2nd half of the 7 year tribulation. Satanic delusions & illusions will be prominent during the 7 year tribulation.
    The Lord Jesus Christ forgives & saves all truly repentant hearts that believe in him before their last breath, before & after the rapture. Those who repent & turn to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ after the rapture & pass away during the 7 year tribulation who will have eternity in heaven. Revelation 7:14.
    I pray this helps but my message is for the lost souls who will miss the rapture & “see” evidence to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Repent, Believe & Be SAVED in the Lord Jesus Christ.

  14. Cecil P February 12, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    these guys always come to BIM and try to do all kind of crooked stuff and think they can get away with it hello . the don’t know the bajan police is getting very good @ tracking down these criminal activities . you know what I wouldn’t send them to Dodds i will fingerprint them take the picture and send there smart ass out of the country band them from coming to BIM. why the government have to feed them .Bim could save that money

    • Ashaki February 13, 2016 at 1:05 am

      The police ain’t getting good. Dey good!

    • Bajan Idiot February 13, 2016 at 7:56 am

      Because the people on top doing a lot of Crooked Business ….The world would be a better place with out Politicians

  15. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 12, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    They are experience offenders and saw Barbados as an easy target, big mistake. Credit Card Scam their backsides to Dodds City and make them work to pay for their accommodation and meals. Make an example oft them. The looks alone of Abbaskeikh confirms he should be booked into Jenkins. A group of genetically modified undesirables.

  16. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 12, 2016 at 11:00 pm
  17. Tenroad February 13, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Lock them up !

  18. jrsmith February 13, 2016 at 7:53 am

    @, Cecil,P, hail , hail , on the button, totally agree with you, what these are forgetting , our police and defence force.,have some training from our so call ex colonial thing makes me mad, these people should be hand cuffed. They are criminals..

    Those names , is the names of many people who is always involve ,with scams , credit card fraud and fraud of lots of people who work for the court systems in England… just fine them heavily, make sure they could afford to pay the fines.. if not send them back to the UK.. they names now would be on the fraud squad list in the UK, what would be interesting to know, if any of this group , is on the UK data base fraud alert…

  19. seagul February 13, 2016 at 9:12 am

    An African with the name Alleyne is just as peculiar as a Chinese with the name Smith…british.


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