A couple accused of making off with more than $230,000 from a 60-year-old woman under the pretext of entering into a partnership to invest in properties in Fiji have been charged and will be appearing in a magistrates court in Suva today.
Due in court are 40-year-old David Morrison Christopher and his 24-year-old wife Swetha Shayal Singh whose names Police have publicised in the hope that other people who may have been dealt with the same way by the couple or anyone having information of their dealings will come forward.
Police alleged that between the months of June 2020 and January 2021, Christopher 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 was remitted through more than 70 transactions through a mobile money transfer service and online bank transfers. The online bank transfers were allegedly remitted through Christopher’s wife’s account,” police said.
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.