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Iso Lynch

Iso Lynch. (iWN file photo)

A man who has, over the last two decades, defrauded people by pretending to be a police officer is before the court again on deception charges.

Iso Lynch, a 37-year-old labourer, of Layou, was arrested on Oct. 4 and charged with fraud and impersonating a police officer.

He is charged that on Sept. 22, he falsely presented himself as a police officer employed by the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, to a 28 –year-old businessman of Belair.

Police are alleging that the accused man, in the process of carrying out this act, dishonestly obtained EC$450 in cash from the virtual complainant with the intention of permanently depriving him of it, at Sharpe Street, Kingstown,

Lynch is also charged with deceiving another Belair resident on Sept. 24 and dishonestly obtaining EC$900 in cash with the intention of permanently depriving him of it, also at Sharpe Street.

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He pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared before the Kingstown Magistrate Court and was granted bail.

The man, who has been convicted and served time for similar offences, will face trial on Nov. 28.

His crimes date back as far as 1999 and include him obtaining EC$600 from a man in 2001 while posing as a Coast Guard officer, for which he was jailed for three months.

In 2010, Lynch presented himself as an inspector of police and obtained approximately EC$1,000 from an Arnos Vale resident and EC$50 from a Mesopotamia resident, promising them both to sell them firearm licences.

He told his victims that he worked in the Office of the Commissioner of Police and knew that their applications for firearm licences had been unsuccessful.

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7 replies on “Fake cop charged with fraud — again”

  1. Avatar Of Annis Oatelia CreeseAnnis Oatelia Creese says:

    Jail has not taught him a lesson so he should be fined and have to pay compensation to these victims. If not he should be sent to prison for many years. However, I fear that the sentence for these crimes is minuscule, therefore the jail time has no impact on this criminal. So let him repay these people.

  2. Avatar Of Rawlston PompeyRawlston Pompey says:

    DUMMIES KNOW CON ARTISTS/SHADY CIRCUMSTANCES

    Even a ‘…Dummy’ knows a con artist. Except the word of God, do not be a ‘a believer.’

    In other jurisdictions this offence is called ‘…Obtaining Money under False Pretences.’

    In this day and age, knowing there are ‘…con or rip-off artists’ at every street corner,’
    why would any sensible person part with his/her money in rather ‘…Shady Circumstances?’

    This is what obtains;

    (a) …The perpetrator obtains background information on potential victim;
    (b) …Smartly attired; Well spoken;
    (c) …Politely introduces himself as a businessman, an official or friend of the victim’s family/friend;
    (d) …He states an existing fact;(for instance-he is positioned to do something for victim);
    (e) …Holds discussion. Induces a state of mind (gets victim to believe);
    (f) …Quotes a reasonable sum of money;
    (g) …Victim believes that for what is desired, the sum is reasonable.
    (h) …Victim acts to his/her detriment;Hands over money;
    (i) …If receipt is demanded, he escapes with glib talk. Victim believes;
    (j) …Gives contact phone number;

    BINGO! it is all over.

    NOTE WELL: …Calls directed to voice mail box; Prompts to leave message. Remain unanswered.

    However, while victim parts with money/property ‘…for reasons of deception,’ he/she still retains
    ownership of the property. Anyhow, do not become a dummy.

  3. This guy has to be (1) a very good actor and (2) a master of disguise to be so successful in having sensible and even educated persons falling prey to his dishonest acts over and over again. However, I think he’s very much unaware that he’s heading fast towards the edge of a cliff with a long rope around his neck because one day to come, an angry victim will sure to take matters into their own hands and that will be the final nail in Iso’s coffin. It’s just a matter of time.

    1. Remember also their are politicians controlling the police who are monsters and don’t even have to imitate anything else.

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