Couple charged for allegedly soliciting $230k from a woman

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A couple who allegedly solicited more than $230,000 from a 60-year-old woman under the pretext of entering into a partnership to invest in properties in Fiji will be produced at the Suva Magistrates court this afternoon.

According to Police, the accused persons, 40-year old David Morrison Christopher has been charged with one count of obtaining financial advantage by deception and his 24-year old wife Swetha Shayal Singh, has been charged with one count of Possession of Property Suspected of being Proceeds of Crime.

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 a partnership to invest in buying properties for rent in Fiji.

“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 said.

“The online bank transfers were allegedly remitted through Christopher’s wife’s account.”

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

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