Woman admits deception charges

A woman pleaded guilty to nine counts of obtaining more than $20,000 by deception in Grand Court Friday in relation to a case involving applications for permanent residence. 

Judith Francia Douglas, 53, admitted obtaining property by deception between September 2009 and June 2010. She pleaded guilty to charges that she, along with others, and with intent to permanently deprive, obtained sums of money from people by falsely representing that the cash was required for the purpose of submitting legitimate applications for permanent residence to the Cayman Islands government. 

The total amount obtained was more than $20,000, with individual sums ranging from $500 to US$3,000. 

No details of the offenses were given. Defense attorney Guy Dilliway-Parry asked Justice Charles Quin to order a social inquiry report for Douglas. 

Sentencing was set for October.