Rio Claro man arrested for fraud

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Rio Claro man arrested for fraud

A Rio Claro man was arrested by Princes Town Police Officers on December 9th 2020, after he conned another man of $2,500 cash.

The victim reported that he was conducting business at the Princes Town Licensing office when the suspect, later identified as Anton Brooks, approached him. Brooks offered him a job at the Ministry of Works of Transport providing he pay $2,500.

The cash was handed over as well as copies of the victim’s personal documents in an effort to gain employment.

The victim also received a call about an hour later requesting an additional payment to secure the job.
A report was made and officers of the Princes Town Station along with Princes Town CID responded and made the arrest.

Anton Brooks was charged and appeared before the courts where he pleaded guilty to the offence of obtaining money by false pretences.

Brooks was fined $4,000 and ordered to pay $2,500 in compensation to the victim.