Furniture maker among two St. Catherine business people facing fraud charges

Two St. Catherine based business people are to face the court on fraud charges in relation to separate incidents.

They are 43-year-old Ricardo Chambers a furniture maker of Nadine Road in Edgewater, Portmore and 39-year-old Kenniesha Burrell, of Phoenix Park in Portmore.

In the first incident, police report that Chambers was slapped with several fraud charges, after prospective customers filed reports to the police on incidents that occurred between January and June 2022.

He has been charged with 3 counts each of fraudulent conversion, non-delivery of goods and services on a contracted date and misleading and deceptive conduct.

The Portmore police report that in January 2022, Chambers was contracted by a woman to build a king-sized bedroom set.

It’s reported that she paid $175,000 as down payment and was told the balance should be paid in March, when the job was completed.

Police say Chambers did not deliver on his contract and instead went into hiding.

In April 2022, a man reportedly contacted chambers via an Instagram account, where his business was advertised.

The man reportedly contracted him to build a dresser and 2 night tables; he made a down payment of $60,000 with the balance to be paid upon completion of the job.

Its further alleged that Chambers again did not complete the job and neither did he provide a refund.

According to police, Chambers was again paid $90,000 thousand dollars as a deposit by a woman in June 2022 to build a dresser, scheduling the balance to be paid upon completion of the job.

It’s reported that he again failed to honour the contract and again went into hiding.

The three complainants made reports to the police and a probe was launched.

Chambers was arrested and charged. His court date is being arranged.

Meanwhile, the police are inviting other members of the public who may have been victims of this furniture maker to contact the Portmore Criminal Investigations branch (CIB) at 876- 949-8403.

In the other incident, Kenniesha Burrell was charged with fraudulent conversion stemming from an incident that occurred between January and August this year.

Reports from the Portmore police are that Burrell, who is known to a woman as a travel reservations agent, was allegedly paid $992,000 for reservations to be made at a five-star all- inclusive hotel.

On the date of check-in, Burrell allegedly contacted the woman and told her that there was no vacancy at the hotel, and she will be reimbursed her monies in full. However, the woman was only refunded $70,000.

The woman made a report to the police and Burrell was arrested and charged. Her court date is being arranged.


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