Victim of Con Artist speaks out

Victim of Con Artist speaks out

Nadia Edward, who says she was the victim of a Con Artist,  has been speaking out about her experience.

Edward, the mother of four children, spoke to the Times after reports that the police have arrested a woman from Dennery who had several Saint Lucian passports in her possession.

The Dennery woman who is the alleged Con Artist, is currently in police custody.

Nadia Edward told the Times not only of her personal experience with the detainee, but asserted that she knows of people  for whom the woman promised to obtain jobs in Martinique.

Edward said the woman, on the basis of the promises made, was able to obtain their passports.

Edward told the Times that the woman who is now in police custody used to frequent a food shop near the Castries Town Hall and buy food there.

She disclosed that on Monday morning the woman approached her with a story.

“She told me that a coc0nut fell on her daughter’s head on the Saturday and on the Sunday she noticed a red spot on the child’s head, so she took her to Tapion Hospital,” Edward told the Times.

Edward recounted that the woman claimed  the hospital charged twenty three thousand dollars to do a medical procedure on the child and that she had withdrawn all the money she had in the bank.

“She said Tapion had to do the surgery at one O’ clock that afternoon so lend her four hundred dollars,” she told the Times.

Edward  explained that as a mother of four children herself, she felt heartbroken to hear of the woman’s plight and so gave her a loan in the sum that she requested, with a promise that the money would be repaid the next day.

Edward said when she called the woman the next day, she was told that the child’s father in Martinique would send the money.

“She told me if you want you can hold my ID card, so I took the ID card but when I examined it the next day I saw that it had expired,” Edward reported.

Edward said  she continued calling the woman who said she was on her way with the money, but three days later the woman she loaned the money did not appear.

“I started getting bad so I went to the Dennery police station and made a report,” she noted.

Edward said eventually she was told that the woman was standing by a shop in Castries talking to another female.

It turned out that the woman was giving the female another story – a coconut had fallen not on her child’s head, but her grandmother’s head and the grandmother was at Tapion Hospital.

“The lady loaned her three hundred dollars, then she came back saying Tapion Hospital had to give the grandmother a tube to put in her mouth and the tube cost another $365.00,” Edward said.

She told the Times that the police detainee was given the additional sum of money.

“I told the lady that the woman is a Con Artist – that is what she was doing, going around and taking people’s money,” Edward said.

She said:

“The lady taking passports from people, saying that she can get jobs for them in Martinique. She took a passport from a friend of mine.”

Edward said she felt good that the woman has been arrested by the police.

“She gave me half of my money – up to now she has not given me the rest,” Edward told the Times.

A law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity described the woman who is now in custody as a “well known scamp” who has been arrested before.

The woman is facing a slew of charges, the Times was reliably informed.

“People are so gullible,” one official said, adding that as a result of the activities of the Con Artists, genuine cases of need may suffer.

 

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50 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    November 2, 2016 at 3:55 pm Reply

    Red flag on those stories right away.

    1. Gena doty
      November 9, 2016 at 8:51 pm Reply

      Bobby jo Rea is such a con artist he convinced me to trade in my vehicle and buy a vehicle together he has no drivers license and took off with the vehicle after is made 1 payment he is wanted in wichita ks for embezzlement please be advised if you see this man call 911

  2. decdecs
    November 2, 2016 at 3:58 pm Reply

    Instead of putting one of the victims face why not show us who the accomplice is/was smh

    1. Tori
      November 2, 2016 at 4:43 pm Reply

      I know right. That’s what they should be doing, in order for us to be aware as to who the villains, if I should say, are.

    2. Ben
      November 2, 2016 at 5:35 pm Reply

      There is a perpetrator or a suspect not an ‘accomplice’

      1. Anonymous
        November 2, 2016 at 6:01 pm Reply

        Lolol…people usin words outta context..

  3. dangerous lady
    November 2, 2016 at 4:01 pm Reply

    It was time,I hope dry make an example out of her dis time,dry dnt wnt 2 work and is easy living dry want,hope da judge throws da book at her.

    1. Anonymous
      November 2, 2016 at 8:12 pm Reply

      U mean “they”?

      1. u funny
        November 3, 2016 at 8:43 am Reply

        lmaooo @ Anonymous lol…

  4. Smh
    November 2, 2016 at 4:04 pm Reply

    She has been released so provide an update

  5. Anonymous
    November 2, 2016 at 4:11 pm Reply

    She came leaving in Dennery but she’s from Mon Repos she has been pulling dem scams for years remembr the Express Des Isle story some years ago same culprit.

    1. Ben
      November 2, 2016 at 5:32 pm Reply

      living not leaving

      1. Anonymous
        November 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm Reply

        Lolol….ben da illiteracy is bothering u boy….lolol…get used to it…

      2. Anon1
        November 3, 2016 at 9:23 am Reply

        Lol lol and the funniest thing is the field box they type has spell check in place.

        Maybe they don’t realise the red line under a word means it’s not spelt correctly lol lol lol

        A lot of us Lucians failed at spelling B (:-)

    2. Anonymous
      November 2, 2016 at 8:39 pm Reply

      The girl Family is from Dennery, her mother is from Ciceron not Mon repos.
      To this day her grandmother leaves in Ciceron. Not sure where they got Mon repos from. I grew up in Dennery and have known all the family.

      1. annoyed
        November 3, 2016 at 10:27 am Reply

        lives not leaves! my word !

        1. Anonymous
          November 7, 2016 at 8:31 am Reply

          Lol

      2. choops
        November 5, 2016 at 6:35 pm Reply

        uh what about her father’s family who lives in Mon repos he is from Mon repos and she use to live in Mon repos so get your facts straight chooops you all think you all know everybody’s business smdh!!!!!!!!!!! and spell your words right!!!!

  6. 758
    November 2, 2016 at 4:14 pm Reply

    That is why me nah give.
    Go ask NCF.

  7. Anonymous
    November 2, 2016 at 4:28 pm Reply

    I know how it feel`s for someone to come and con you out of cash, and you being the kind hearted person end up to be the victim ,this is just a sad situation the extent people will go and do to con or robbed an innocent person, some people can be so heartless.

    1. Ben
      November 5, 2016 at 11:23 am Reply

      rob my girl and not robbed.

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  9. Anonymous
    November 2, 2016 at 4:51 pm Reply

    I

  10. Anonymous
    November 2, 2016 at 5:30 pm Reply

    Those con artistes must pay for it. sooner or later they will turn zobie begging for a dollar

  11. Anonymous
    November 2, 2016 at 5:34 pm Reply

    A coconut fall on a child!!! Head and only leave a red mark

  12. Sugamumz
    November 2, 2016 at 6:45 pm Reply

    So Ben is a freaking English teacher, den go teach English..share man…she’s wrong to b doing this to innocent ppl, smdh..this gurl is too bright , its time she pay for the crines she’s committing, that’s criminal minds at work….now Ben arley I autocorrect

    1. Anonymous
      November 2, 2016 at 8:10 pm Reply

      Lmao. I actually like Ben

    2. Ben
      November 3, 2016 at 10:14 am Reply

      crimes not crines…lol

      1. annoyed
        November 3, 2016 at 10:30 am Reply

        lol thank you Ben. Help educate.

        1. xoxo
          November 3, 2016 at 3:27 pm Reply

          ha ha ha…Most fun I have had on here since the birth of this site…I am in love with BEN, we need more Bens in here. Thank you Ben 🙂

          1. lol
            November 5, 2016 at 6:38 pm

            Big up to Ben!!!! Kudos!!! lol

      2. Finallly,a saviour
        November 4, 2016 at 8:03 am Reply

        I concur. The most appalling thing in this entire story is how people who claim to be from a place of such intelligence(2 novel laureates, one of them for LITERATURE) can be so terrible at reading and writing. GO BEN!!

  13. Sweets
    November 2, 2016 at 8:34 pm Reply

    I thought she was done with that. I was a victim about 12 years ago when she ordered things on Avon an claimed it was for me. Saying she loaned me money to pay courts almost had me arrested for avon products costing more than $300.

  14. The voice
    November 2, 2016 at 10:10 pm Reply

    Lol @Ben

  15. Anonymous
    November 3, 2016 at 5:51 am Reply

    What I’m concerned about is the victims receiving their money back

  16. Anonymous
    November 3, 2016 at 7:12 am Reply

    why is the woman face not here?

  17. Peter john
    November 3, 2016 at 9:39 am Reply

    We need to see her face

  18. Ben
    November 3, 2016 at 10:18 am Reply

    fbid=1791538814462475 search fb

  19. Anonymous
    November 3, 2016 at 10:33 am Reply

    Desma marliacy search fb

  20. Anonymous
    November 3, 2016 at 2:13 pm Reply

    There are many other con artist out there; they need to be brought to justice.

    1. Finallly,a saviour
      November 4, 2016 at 8:04 am Reply

      Artists*

  21. Anonymous
    November 3, 2016 at 2:15 pm Reply

    Lending money from people and not giving it back. The car wash owner. he knows himself

    1. Finallly,a saviour
      November 4, 2016 at 8:04 am Reply

      Lend TO
      Borrow FROM

      1. DATER
        November 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm Reply

        Nothing you have to do? You just there correcting people.

  22. Mary
    November 3, 2016 at 3:26 pm Reply

    We really need to see this woman face, but at same time you meeting someone at a bus stop to give her money to get a job smh.

  23. lucian
    November 6, 2016 at 12:50 pm Reply

    Kudos to BEN!!!

  24. Notme
    November 7, 2016 at 10:22 am Reply

    There is no way on gods green earth a stranger wud come to me wid a sad story fa money and talk my money out my hand…foolish people hear!!!

  25. linguistic
    November 7, 2016 at 5:40 pm Reply

    It’s okay to correct people for the grammatical errors but be mindful that some people are not so intelligent like Ben and many others out there .
    I wish,while you are using the social media to make fun of these same people . How about you create a service or advertise your expertise to help and make the people of your country and community a place where literacy is being embrace?

    1. Anonymous
      November 8, 2016 at 6:36 pm Reply

      Embraced, not embrace.

      Sorry, couldn’t resist.

      You’re right, though. Whether people would be interested is another matter.

  26. Anonymous
    November 16, 2016 at 10:37 pm Reply

    we hear of one con artist but there are many out there! They come from all backgrounds and their stories sound so real when they come to you!!! Many of us have been victims. So when one is caught it is a victory for the victims!

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