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August 11, 2014
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Man remanded for swindling cash in car fraud
Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

An Indian national living in Jamaica for more than a decade has found himself on the wrong side of the law, after allegedly promising to deliver a motor vehicle which he could not supply.

He was remanded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Charged with obtaining money by means of false pretence is 32-year-old businessman Thakur Rajesh, from Mannings Hill Road, Kingston 8. He pleaded not guilty.

The Crown alleged that Rajesh received $103,000 from the complainant, claiming he could import a 2010 Toyota Axio motorcar valued at approximately $1.4 million. The complainant grew suspicious after not getting the car a long time after.

Consequently, a report was made to the Fraud Squad and Rajesh charged.

The court heard that Rajesh has other matters of a similar nature across the island.

"I was in a business with my partner. My partner claimed that he can bring in cars from Japan and that's how I got into this business," Rajesh began.

Resident Magistrate (RM) Georgiana Fraser ordered him to return to court on September 30 for sentencing. However, this did not sit well with Rajesh who pleaded with the sitting magistrate for an earlier court date.

"My mother is in ICU, and I have to go back to my country," he shared. "Please, can I get an earlier court date? All the other matters are finished. Your Honour, please!"

"Sir, other people have mothers who are serious. Other people have children who are serious. You should have thought about that before you got yourself into this situation," RM Fraser replied.

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