Scammer ordered to pay or go to jail


A Dominican mechanic was ordered to pay compensation or face jail time after admitting to Fraudulent Conversion in the Magistrates Court on Monday.

Thirty-one-year-old Michael Fredericks stole $6000, which a woman entrusted to him to buy a car.

The woman told police she gave the man the money in May and he promised she would get the vehicle the following month.

She said when she later enquired about the vehicle, on several occasions, Fredericks gave varying excuses for not being able to deliver the car.

He was sentenced to pay the woman $6000 in compensation or spend 2 years in prison.

In July, the defendant was convicted of the same offence for carrying out the scam on another woman.

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  1. So……..why is he still in Antigua?
    Should he not have been deported after the first occurrence of this crime ?
    You commit crimes….as a non national…….you go home.
    The End.

    • I missed this Law where Dominicans in Antigua are not considered non nationals.
      I know there were certain allowances made for ..they,,,after the Hurricane from an immigration viewpoint,,so please educate me.

    • Only people that are born in Antigua & Barbuda are NATIONALS / NATIVE. Anyone else are Non-nationals / immigrant. You could have again an Antigua & Barbuda citizenship, you are still a non-nationals. This freedom of movement of people across the OECS do not exempt you from being a non-nationals in a country where you were not born. It is like people want to come to Antigua & Barbuda and do what they please and can’t do it nowhere else in the OECS. You na barn ya so you’re a non-national.

  2. Well that should be the case as i see it ….jamaicans harbour a kind of culture even the nice ones come to antigua you alwats here them say if this was Jamaica what and what they would do….guess it is in their blood

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