Caymanian status scam alleged

Payments allegedly ranged from $800 to $32,000

Paul Anthony Hume Ebanks, 48, appeared in Summary Court last week on charges related to allegedly receiving payments in exchange for Caymanian status grants. 

He faces 17 charges of obtaining property by deception. 

Details of the charges allege that he dishonestly obtained sums of money from named individuals with the intention of permanently depriving them of those monies by deception. The deception was falsely representing that the money was payment for Caymanian status grants. 

The total amount obtained was said to be $108,300. Individual sums ranged from $800 for one grant to $32,000 for more than one. Incidents leading to the charges occurred in July 2012 and August 2013. Ebanks, who was represented by attorney Lucy Organ, chose to have the matter heard in Grand Court. 

Magistrate Grace Donalds set May 20 for a preliminary inquiry to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to send the charges to the higher court.  

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