Police investigate immigration scam

Detectives from the RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit are seeking people who may have been conned into handing over cash in return for immigration services.

Following a planned operation on 19 May, officers from the FCU arrested a local man on suspicion of obtaining property by deception. It is alleged he deceived people into handing over funds for his assistance with obtaining Caymanian status and extensions to work permits.

The RCIPS reminds the public that the granting of Caymanian status and work permits is governed by the Immigration Law, 2003. It follows that only those applications submitted to the Immigration Department in the prescribed form will be considered.

Detectives are appealing for any other residents who may have been deceived into providing funds to come forward.

Anyone who can help with this investigation or believes that they have been deceived in such a way should contact Sergeant Betty Ann Ebanks on 949-8797. People can also call Crime Stoppers on 800 TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and could be entitled to a cash reward should their information lead to an arrest.

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