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November 8, 2012
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Woman allegedy swindles millions

A woman accused of fraud after she allegedly swindled millions of dollars from several complainants will be expected back in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court tomorrow to answer to the charges.

Charged with five counts of obtaining money by false pretence and five counts of fraudulent conversion is Dionne Lindo.

It has been alleged that between May and July, the accused told the complainants that she could import approximately eight motor vehicles, among them four Corolla, a BMW X-6, and a Suzuki Swift on their behalf, cheaply. Lindo received the money totalling $3.145 million and paid the same over to two custom brokers to have the vehicles cleared from the wharf. The complainants demanded that their monies be returned or the vehicles produced.

Civil matter

Lindo's attorney mentioned that the case would become a civil matter and that her client would become a complainant due to the fact that she paid over the money to the custom brokers to have the vehicles cleared, but the employees instead disappeared and the money could not be accounted for. Resident Magistrate Lorna Shelly-Williams requested that documents be presented showing that the money was indeed paid over.

Lindo was remanded in custody until Friday.

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