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June 6, 2014
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Housewife swindles $200K in visa scam
Rasbert Turner, STAR Writer

Stephanie Cole Christie, a St Catherine housewife, who allegedly collected more than $200,000 from a man, after convincing him that she works with the United States Embassy, and was able to get a visa for him, was remanded until July 1 when her case will again be mentioned.

When the case was called up yesterday, the accused was remanded as the judge was not minded to grant bail at this time.

Allegations are that in March last year, the woman met the complainant and convinced him she was an agent at the US Embassy and could secure a visa for him.

Having paid over the sum of $250,000 and getting various excuses, the man made a report to the Flying Squad. An investigation was launched. She was held by detective corporal Ava Morris and charged with obtaining money by means of false pretence.

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