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.
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.