The Fiji Times » Couple charged with allegedly soliciting $230,000 from woman

A couple who allegedly solicited more than $230,000 from a 60-year-old woman under the guise of entering into a partnership to invest in properties in Fiji will appear in court in Suva this afternoon.

Police say the defendants David Morrison Christopher, 40, was charged with obtaining financial advantage by deception and his 24-year-old wife, Swetha Shayal Singh, was charged with one count of possession of property suspected of having being proceeds of crime.

According to police, between June 2020 and January 2021, Christopher contacted the victim via WhatsApp posing as a foreign investor expressing interest in entering into a partnership to invest in the purchase of rental properties in Fiji.

“After making contact, he allegedly managed to solicit money from the victim which was delivered through more than 70 transactions via a mobile money transfer service and online bank transfers,” police said.

“The online bank transfers were allegedly made through Christopher’s wife’s account.”

Police believe Christopher may be involved in other similar cases and we urge anyone who may have information or have had dealings with him to call 8991107.

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