By NICO SCAVELLA
Tribune Staff Reporter
THREE men who admitted fraudulently obtaining Hyundai vehicles from a local car rental company last month have been ordered to reimburse the company the amount of funds they swindled.
Akeem Storr, Sean Bain and Sean Roberts stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt expecting to be sentenced for fraudulently obtaining various Hyundai models from Avis Rent-A-Car between February 15 and 24.
However, in response to a question by the chief magistrate, the Crown indicated the complainant was prepared to accept compensation in light of the incident.
The chief magistrate noted the new revelation, though she stressed she would not release any of them until Avis Rent-A-Car was fully reimbursed.
Ian Cargill, attorney for the three men, requested an adjournment to Monday at noon in order to deal with the issue of repayment, which was granted.
Before the close of yesterday’s matter however, Storr apologised for appearing before the court in connection with the offences in question, and also intimated he was the one responsible and that his two co-accused were unaware of exactly what was taking place.
After noting his submissions, the chief magistrate adjourned the matter, and told the three men: “Monday I’ll deal with you. Find the money or stay in jail.”
Earlier this week, Roberts and Storr admitted they fraudulently obtained a Hyundai Accent worth $400 from Avis Rent-A-Car near the British Colonial Hilton on February 15, and again fraudulently obtained another Hyundai Accent worth $900 from the same agency on February 27.
Roberts also pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining a Hyundai Accent worth $850 from Avis Rent-A-Car on February 17, and another Hyundai Accent worth $1,200 on February 25.
Bain and Storr also pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining both a Hyundai Accent worth $500 and a Hyundai Tucson worth $600 from Avis Rent-A-Car on February 17, and also admitted to fraudulently obtaining both a Hyundai Accent worth $900 and a Hyundai Tucson worth the same amount on the 20th of that month.
Bain and Storr also admitted to fraudulently obtaining a Hyundai Elantra worth $1,000 from Avis Rent-A-Car.