Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 12:14 AM on Tuesday 23 September

/ Front page / News

Court jails cheat

Nanise Loanakadavu
Saturday, January 19, 2013

A MAN will now spend 18 months behind bars for obtaining financial advantage by deception.

And anyone who is deceitful and convincing and obtains financial advantage by deception will get no mercy from the court, says Magistrate Chaitanya Lakshman of the Suva Magistrates Court.

While sentencing Wise Cama, Magistrate Lakshman said: "It seems Cama was looking for an easy way to make money by deceiving others.

"The court will not suspend your sentences as you planned well and convinced to obtain money from the complainant."

Magistrate Lakshman said the message should be clear to members of the community and people who think like Cama.

Between June 11, 2011 and August 2011, Cama obtained $1468 from Ritesh Chand at Laucala Beach Estate by deceptive means.

Magistrate Lakshman told Cama his offence was punishable by a maximum 10 years imprisonment. However, he said taking into account Cama's guilty plea, the court would reduce his sentence because he had saved everyone's time with an early guilty plea.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. PM's 1st mission
  2. Bainimarama's promise: I will serve all
  3. Free air travel for locals
  4. Civil service reform
  5. Back from the dead
  6. Bainimarama to be sworn in as FijiPM
  7. Electoral Commission announces seat allocation
  8. Double winner to continue advocacy for the elderly
  9. Parties make assessments
  10. Police probe incident

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  3. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  4. No stop Friday (19 Sep)
  5. Fiji First in strong lead: Fiji Elections Saturday (20 Sep)
  6. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  7. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  8. Elections supervisor to announce final results Friday (19 Sep)
  9. PM's 1st mission Monday (22 Sep)
  10. Election office begins to receive final results Friday (19 Sep)