Visitor spree

Canadian woman accused of multiple counts of fraud

courtA 26-year-old Canadian national, who was here on a four-day holiday, has been remanded to jail on several fraud charges.

Olivia Hopcraft-Seto of #86 Livingstone Avenue, Ontario, was not required to plead when she appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick for the offences, which spanned a number of jurisdictions and totaled over $26,800.

The charges are, dishonestly obtaining hotel accommodation from Ocean 2 Hotel and Residences in the amount of $1,696.71 with the intent to permanently deprive the Oceans Hotels Group; dishonestly obtaining from iShop a slim skin valued $169.36, a pair of headphones valued $203.40, a tempered glass valued $76, an iPad valued $2,349, a MacBook Pro valued $5,949; dishonestly obtaining from iShop, a MacBook Pro valued at $5,977.87, a camera valued $977.87, a pair of headphones valued $42.13, an armband valued $25.11, and an iPod valued $819.99 with intent to permanently deprive E.A. Group Incorporated, as well as dishonestly obtaining from iShop a MacBook Pro worth $5,949, an iPhone worth $2,249, a pair of headphones worth
$126. 81 with intent to permanently deprive E.A. Group Incorporated.

These offences stem from the use of Visa Card number 4761538567700729 in her name which was lawfully issued to her.

The visitor is also charged with possession of one magnetic stripe card reader/writer and six fraudulent credit cards for the purpose of criminal deception while on Coconut Walk, Rockley, Christ Church.

Hopcraft-Seto, who was represented by attorney-at-law Naomi Lynton, will re-appear before Acting Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch on September 29 at the District ‘C’ Court.

12 Responses to Visitor spree

  1. Anthony Small
    Anthony Small September 23, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Good for you all

  2. Lennox hewitt September 23, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    I will really like to no wa she lawyer gine say in court on she behalf.

  3. John Da Silva
    John Da Silva September 23, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    I wonder if she is paying for her lawyer using her credit card?

  4. Maria September 23, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Not guilty by reason of insanity.

  5. John Wick
    John Wick September 24, 2016 at 12:01 am

    It would be basic common sense that the card would be automatically shut off, duhhh

  6. Maaz A Love
    Maaz A Love September 24, 2016 at 12:44 am

    My Columbia Emeralds credit card raises eyebrows in Barbados…Just because Lol! ..I just smile show my ID/signature say thank u …look like she was havin a ball in Bim ..just because Lol!.. but her luck/privilege ran out …hahaha. good job RBPF

  7. Vylna Agnes George
    Vylna Agnes George September 24, 2016 at 1:13 am

    The Islands are being targeted by fraudsters (ATMs, Credit Cards, counterfeit notes), as they are seen as soft targets where security is supposedly laxed; as with the arrests that have been made on the other Islands, kudos to all who played their part in her arrest. Xx

  8. Mary Anderson September 24, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Shame, shame. I am a Canadian who loves my yearly visit to Barbados. So glad she was caught and I am quite sure she has been committing the same crimes here in Canada. Hope she sees let’s of jail time.

  9. Frog September 24, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I don’t get it….’these stem from a card which was legally issued to her’ …….if that was the case then she would have just had to pay back the bank cause as far as I know if you don’t have money the funds isn’t processed and if it is it goes into overdraft and you maybe get a fine etc but I ain’t no expert cause I never did it. As for the six fraudulent cards well that would make sense. And what was the purpose of showing the number if it was legally issued don’t mind the security code isn’t given and it’s now probably in use anymore.

    Not an expert

  10. Phil September 24, 2016 at 8:51 am

    I have a question. How comes Barbados Today referred to her as a visitor? Was it because she looks Caucasian? and came from Canada? Oh I see, If she was from the Caribbean especially Guyana or Jamaica, she would have earned the rightful description of being a foreigner. She’s different though, she did not go for jewelry, she went for electronic gadgets. I think she’s a pro at this, judging from the amount of items and the many different business houses she took out. I think she would have gotten away but it was the hotel bill payment that hooked her. Their anti-credit card fraud detection system is very tight and here’s hoping she spends a long time as a VISITOR at Dodds. It would be a NISE gesture if the prison officials present her with a decend sized electronic sex toy batteries included. Her cavities will be kept in fine working condition

  11. Lily bella September 24, 2016 at 6:34 pm


  12. miche September 25, 2016 at 1:23 am

    These tourist have now change their modus operandi, Originally they would stay at hotels,and miss what they never had,,,accusing hotel staff of stealing from their rooms while they were out.this worked for a while,and they were given free stay,cash and a whole heap of perks…but they were white,,so we believed them,,,, but like most things ,,times change…they have over worked this strategy,so they gone high tech.


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