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July 24, 2014
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Disc jockey on fraud rap remanded

A 35-year-old disc jockey was hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, after he allegedly pretended that he could obtain jobs for the complainants overseas.

Charged with obtaining money by means of false pretences is Mark Penaydo of a St Elizabeth address.

The Crown alleges that the accused pretended that he could secure overseas employment for the complainants at hotels in the United States, which resulted in them lodging $J31, 500 to his bank account.

In court, Senior Resident Magistrate (RM) Judith Pusey demanded to know how Penaydo managed to convince the complainants to deposit the amount in his account.

However, he did not give an answer the RM found satisfactory.

It was revealed that the accused previously had 18 charges of a similar nature in St Elizabeth. He was therefore remanded until August 20.

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