A 26-year-old Canadian national, who was here on a four-day holiday, has been remanded to jail on several fraud charges.
Olivia Hopcraft-Seto of #86 Livingstone Avenue, Ontario, was not required to plead when she appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick for the offences, which spanned a number of jurisdictions and totaled over $26,800.
The charges are, dishonestly obtaining hotel accommodation from Ocean 2 Hotel and Residences in the amount of $1,696.71 with the intent to permanently deprive the Oceans Hotels Group; dishonestly obtaining from iShop a slim skin valued $169.36, a pair of headphones valued $203.40, a tempered glass valued $76, an iPad valued $2,349, a MacBook Pro valued $5,949; dishonestly obtaining from iShop, a MacBook Pro valued at $5,977.87, a camera valued $977.87, a pair of headphones valued $42.13, an armband valued $25.11, and an iPod valued $819.99 with intent to permanently deprive E.A. Group Incorporated, as well as dishonestly obtaining from iShop a MacBook Pro worth $5,949, an iPhone worth $2,249, a pair of headphones worth
$126. 81 with intent to permanently deprive E.A. Group Incorporated.
These offences stem from the use of Visa Card number 4761538567700729 in her name which was lawfully issued to her.
The visitor is also charged with possession of one magnetic stripe card reader/writer and six fraudulent credit cards for the purpose of criminal deception while on Coconut Walk, Rockley, Christ Church.
Hopcraft-Seto, who was represented by attorney-at-law Naomi Lynton, will re-appear before Acting Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch on September 29 at the District ‘C’ Court.