In desperate need of a car loan, Alicia Sargeant thought she had found a saviour in Johan Fernando Nekens Prescod.
Unfortunately for her, Prescod turned out to be a con man.
The good news for her though, is that Prescod has agreed to pay back the $2,000 he stole from her between October 18, 2017 and March 2, 2018.
Prosecutor Sergeant Cameron Gibbons, in presenting the case, said the complainant had hired several vehicles from Prescod in the past.
However, unable to secure a loan because of her length of employment, Prescod promised to help her and as a result she gave him $2,000.
That assistance never came and the complainant asked for her money back.
He promised to repay, but never did.
She made a complaint to the police and he again agreed to repay the money, but on the agreed date he sent a message saying he had been involved in an accident and was at the hospital.
Frustrated, the complainant made another complaint to the police and he was eventually arrested.
Prescod told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant his mother had agreed to pay $1,000 on Friday and the remainder in installments.
But after revealing to the magistrate that he had started a new job and was being paid bi-weekly, she ordered him to pay $500 every payday until the balance was cleared.
“Go and take your money and put it back on the financial institution you got it from,” the magistrate told his mother.
She then adjourned the matter until May 31, when Prescod is to return to court with $500.