Student charged over $2.1 million theft

A 52-year-old woman has been charged in connection with theft offences totalling around US$2.1 million following an eight-month investigation led by police financial crime investigators.

Officers announced Tuesday morning that the woman, a Canadian who is a student in Grand Cayman, had been charged and would appear in court next Tuesday, 2 July. The woman, who was not named by authorities, has been charged with eight counts of theft.

The victim was said to be an elderly male, currently resident in Grand Cayman.

The woman was first arrested on 10 October, 2012 at her home in George Town on suspicion of theft.

In a short statement on Tuesday, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service stated: “After a lengthy and detailed investigation by the Financial Crime Unit of the RCIPS, on Friday, 14 June they charged a 52–year-old female, who is a Canadian citizen here on a student visa, with eight counts of theft totalling US$2.1 million.”

“Other charges relating to obtaining property by deception, forgery and money laundering have also been registered at the court.”

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