It is alleged that a woman pretended to be a lawyer and defrauded two persons out of more than $5 million, they were transacting a real estate deal. There are five more persons
who have similar complaints, will be coming forward to lay charges against this woman as well.
Collette Williams Grant, the 34-year-old woman who is now facing two counts of fraudulent conversion, was employed at a law office in Kingston. Her bail was extended the last time she attended court at the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court. She will reappear in court on February 19, 2019.
It is alleged that in November 2017, the complainant who was planning to buy a house, when the development company recommended Williams Grant. A meeting took place at an office in St Andrew and Williams Grant collected payment of $2,110,000.00 with three managers cheques, they were made payable to the Development Company as a down payment on the house in Portmore St. Catherine.
The accused reportedly told the complainant that occupants of the house wee objecting to the sale of the house by filing documents in court and the complainant signed documents for the cancelation of the transaction in March.
In June the complainant was told by the accused that she would be refunding the money, but she became very elusive since July, many efforts were made to contact her and she could not be found until the matter was reported to the police and she was arrested and charged.
In another case, it is alleged that a total of $4,600,000.00 was made between March and July 2018 as part payment on a property in Seville Meadows Phase One, in Spanish Town, St. Catherine. The total cost of the property was $10 million. The complainant was transacting business for his father who lives overseas. It has been reported that the full sum of money that was paid to Williams -Grant was not transferred to the vendor’s lawyer. Williams-Grant was contacted and she promised to pay the money in full to he lawyer but she failed to do so. The complainant reported the matter to the police and again the accused was charged.