Cop charged with fraud

Shookia Hinzey (centre) on her way to court.

NASSAU — A female police officer who is accused of receiving $1,300 from a civilian in exchange for promising to clear her name, was yesterday charged with two counts of fraud by false pretenses in a magistrate’s court.

Shookia Hinzey, who works in Police Prosecution, was charged before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell.

It is alleged that the 27-year-old officer, of Sandilands Village Road, defrauded Shonique Major of $800 when she told her that the money would be used to cancel traffic warrants and tickets, knowing that she didn’t have the authorisation to do so.

Police allege that Hinzey collected the money from Major sometime between June 1 and July 31.

According to court dockets, Hinzey also allegedly defrauded Major of $500 on August 31. It is alleged that she collected the money under the same pretenses.

She pleaded not guilty to both counts. Magistrate Bethell granted her $7,500 bail with one or two sureties and the trial is set for December 14 at 10 a.m.

Hinzey has been interdicted from the police force until the outcome of the trial. (Nassau Guardian)

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