Shady car deal

March 12, 2016

An electrician who allegedly attempted to defraud a buyer after he advertised a motor vehicle for sale and collected part payment in January, then vanished, was nabbed earlier this month while at his son's school.

The accused man, Dwayne Thompson, was dragged before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday where he did not enter a plea.

However, his attorney, Carol Dacosta, said the agreement was made between the owner of the car and the complainant, not her client.

Allegations are that between January 4 and January 6, 2016, the sum of $290,000 was paid over as part payment on a 1993 Honda.

The complainant told the court that he needs back his money or the car as he acquired the funds through a loan which he is now servicing.

Thompson was remanded in custody and is to return to court March 17.

Resident Magistrate Maxine Ellis said she was not denying the accuseed man bail, however, insufficient information was before her for a decision to be made at this time.

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