Couple to front court for allegedly soliciting more than $230,000 from an elderly woman

Couple to front court for allegedly soliciting more than $230,000 from an elderly woman

By Semi Turaga
Friday 27/05/2022
[Image: File Photo]

A couple will appear in the Suva Magistrates court this afternoon charged with allegedly soliciting more than $230,000 from a 60-year old woman under the pretext of entering into a partnership to invest in properties in Fiji.

They are 40-year old David Morrison Christopher and his 24-year old wife Swetha Shayal Singh.

Police say between the months of June 2020 to January 2021, Christopher allegedly contacted the victim through WhatsApp pretending to be a foreign investor expressing his interest in entering into a partnership to invest in buying properties for rent in Fiji.

According to Police, after establishing contact, he allegedly managed to solicit money from the victim which were remitted through more than 70 transactions through a mobile money transfer service and on-line bank transfers.

Police confirm that the online bank transfers were allegedly remitted through Christopher’s wife’s account.

Christopher has been charged with one count of obtaining financial advantage by deception while his wife has been charged with one count of Possession of Property Suspected of being Proceeds of Crime.

Police say they believe Christopher may be involved in other similar cases and are urging anyone who may have information or have had dealings with him to call 8991107.

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