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December 19, 2013
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Man claims ... WOMAN CONNED ME OF $1.2M
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

A female who allegedly tricked a man out of $1.2 million after convincing him that she could get a vehicle for him to do business has been held by the police.

Reports are that on Monday morning, a police party swooped down on the woman in Old Harbour.

She was taken into custody by investigators after being pointed out by the victim.

"I sent her the money over a period of time after she said we could do business in the construction industry," the complainant told The Star.

The man who resided in England said he became suspicious after the woman sent photos of the vehicle she bought.

"She said that she was a police officer and would pick me up at the airport on Wednesday. I waited for five hours, she didn't come," the man said.

He said when he called, she said that she was in an accident.

He said he became more suspicious based on the woman's behaviour and went to a different address instead. He told The Star that he last spent Christmas in Jamaica 10 years ago and is sad the he was tricked out of a pleasant holiday.

Meanwhile, the Old Harbour police said the woman is in custody on suspicion of obtaining money by means of false pretence.

The Star was informed that a number of Western Union transaction receipts were found at the woman's home.

Her name has been withheld pending further investigations.

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