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Colombians arrested and charged

Police have arrested and charged two Colombians in connection with a number of fraud related offences committed between October 17 and 18. They are 27-year-old Jorge Luis Cruz Rodriguez and 23-year-old Valentina Cardona Lopez.

Rodriquez was charged with three counts of criminal deception, one count of endeavouring to obtain, one count of going equipped and one count of money laundering.

Lopez was charged with one case of criminal deception.

The duo arrived in Barbados on October 12 and visited a number of businesses on October 17 and 18 where they purchased various items with the use of fraudulent Visa and Master Cards.

They appeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch in the District ‘C’ Magistrate Court  today and pleaded guilty to the offences. Both were remanded to prison to reappear in court on November 7 for sentencing.

7 Responses to Colombians arrested and charged

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce October 24, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    When will the fraudsters learn? The last place in the world to use fraudulent Visa and Master Card. Wunna think BIM is an easy target, think again all inclusive accommodation waiting fuh wunna in Dodds City. There is always room for one more idiot and the courts should make them hand over all their spending money to cover the cost of their up keep in Dodds.

    • Eddy Murray
      Eddy Murray October 24, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      It cost me less to send the back, now than the keep them here. Why wast the tax payers money

    • Eddy Murray
      Eddy Murray October 24, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      It would cost less to send them back, now than the keep them here. Why waste the tax payers money housing them

    • Diana Cummins
      Diana Cummins October 24, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Ok,grant that it is the tax payers money to house them,but letting them go with out punishment is not the way to go, how dare them come to Barbados with criminal activities on their agenda, they want locking up for ten years,planting and reaping their food added to the sentence..

  2. Angela Gray
    Angela Gray October 24, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Deport them, get rid of them. Send them back to Colombia

  3. Phil October 24, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    No escapes this time Mr. AG.

  4. seagul October 25, 2016 at 5:22 am

    Deeper Soul–Ajani.
    A tale with heartless Colombans in Barbados long ago causing havoc and unrest. I would suggest a short hard labour stay at Dodds, then be rid of them.


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