False Pretense

Woman sentenced for false pretense

The former employee of the National Road Authority obtained a total of K95,500 by false pretense from two people.

Rebbaca Kunti obtained K65,000 and K30,500 respectively from two people, under the pretext of assisting them bid for two vehicles which she claimed to be on tender by the Authority.

The first amount was received between 29 November 2016 and 10 February 2017.

The amount of K30,500 was obtained between 6 June 2016 and 8 November 2016.

Both victims of this offense made deposits of those monies Kunti to bid for a Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser.

3 years for Kompiam man

Gabriel Waik from Enga was sentenced by the Waigani National Court today after he admitted to taking K15,000 from Gabby Piakon.

He ran the Five-Mile wreckers in Port Moresby when he received K15,000 on 16 August 2016 from Piakon, who was involved in the hire car business.

The money was given for the purchase of a vehicle however, no vehicle was delivered to Piakon, resulting in his arrest by police. Only K3,000 was returned.

Waik admitted in court that he took the money under false presence he would sell the car.

False pretense lands man in court

Four years on after the money was borrowed, Lawrence Suzuata, 51 of Lonahan village, Buka has been rearrested by police over the allegations.

He appeared in court on Monday and was told police have completed its investigation files against him.

Magistrate Mekeo Gauli adjourned his case to Feb 16 to allow police time to serve what is called the hand up brief to the defendant.

Suzuata told the court he is yet to engage a lawyer to represent him in court.

Home allegedly sold over false pretense

Police are investigating and are nearing the completion of investigating files for Taiven Karo, a 40-year-old man of Keketuantu village, Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province.

Karo was arrested on Nov 25, 2016 and charged with obtaining money by false pretense with intent to defraud a Monica Kos with a sum of K179, 875. 28 for the sale of the property, section 307, allotment 63.

Gelu: Beware – Paradise Kingdom is not a political party

This has come to the attention of the Registrar of Political Parties and Candidates, Dr Alphonse Gelu, who says they have no such political party on record.

Speaking to Loop PNG, Gelu said they have received calls from various individuals and intending candidates around the country about the group which have been collecting funds from people.

“For us at the Registry of Political Parties i would like to advise the public not to entertain that particular group because according to our records we don’t have a registered political party called ‘Paradise Kingdom.’

Three arrested over allegations of stealing by false pretense

The suspects Laitia Inara, Ben Temean and Meriam Temean all from East New Britain Province were alleged to have falsely used la KUUK clan member’s names to obtain royalty payment amounting to K15,600 from the Agmark NGIP Limited. The financial statement from Agmark NGIP Limited produced confirms the stated amount of money was paid to these suspects.