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Man exploits scheme

Luke Rawalai
Monday, January 21, 2013

A LABASA businessman has been released from police custody after allegedly photocopying assistance forms from Save the Children Fiji and selling them in public to make money.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the incident was detected when a woman who had purchased the assistance form from the businessman was questioned by SCF staff.

"We have interviewed the suspect and his file has been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions office for their advice," said Ms Naisoro.

"Meanwhile the suspect has been released as we await a reply from the DPP's office."

Ms Naisoro said they were pleading with the public to be considerate at all times and labelled the incident a sad one.

"It is sad how people can take advantage of the plight of needy people as an opportunity to make money," she said.

"There are organisations out there who are really trying to better the opportunities of the less fortunate in our societies but yet people take advantage of this good work for their own selfish purposes.

"This should stop and we're encouraging people to be responsible citizens and consider the plight of those unfortunate ones who are seeking assistance in these hard times."





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