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Man charged after promising woman cheap cars

By TANESHA MUNDLE

Thursday, September 27, 2012 | 11:52 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man who collected almost $4 million from a woman to buy four cheap cars at the wharves, but failed to deliver, has been charged.

He will know his fate when he faces the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on October 11.

Robert Lewis, a resident of August Town, St Andrew, was offered $1 million bail after he pleaded guilty to several counts of obtaining money by false pretences yesterday.

He was asked to report to the August Town Police Station two times per week and surrender his travel documents as a condition of his bail. 

The court heard that the female complainant gave Lewis $3.5 million and US$4,000 in 2010 to purchase the cars at a reduced rate after Lewis claimed that he had a contact at the wharves. But Lewis failed to purchase the cars and to date has not returned the complainant’s money.

The complainant reported the matter to the police in September and Lewis was arrested and charged.

However, yesterday in court Lewis told Magistrate Georgianna Fraser that he is willing to repay the complainant and was told to bring the payment to court on the next court date when he will be sentenced.

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