Michelle King has been granted bail after she was charged for allegedly defrauding a company owned by Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party Senator Rawdon Turner, of over $1300 cash
King was charged with obtaining money under false pretense. The prosecution did not object to bail.
Turner tells Antigua.news that the woman called the company located at Utility Drive Cassada Gardens and impersonated Barbudan Nuffield Nedd, one of his suppliers.
“She called the business, pretending to be a worker of one of our suppliers; Mr. Nedd, and asked if we could assist with some cellphone top-ups for some foreign workers in Barbuda. She also requested cash to pay for some mechanical work until her boss [Nedd] returns from overseas”, Turner explained
But it turned out that Nedd wasn’t abroad and knew nothing about that request
The young woman in question was allegedly buying the top-up for some prisoners, one of them is believed to be her boyfriend, according to Turner
“When I called Nedd he knew nothing about that. I noticed it was a fraud, so I decided to call the police. They only got $1300 from the business but they tried to get $3000. The police set a trap for her to come and collect the money. Once she came, as soon as she left the building she was arrested”, Turner explained
Turner is commending the police for what he said was swift action.