Man serving prison sentence pleads guilty to fraud

November 17, 2021

A man who swindled more than $1 million from a customer interested in purchasing a car was remanded in custody when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.

Orlando Chang pleaded guilty to fraudulent conversion. It is reported that between December 2020 and January 29 this year, the complainant paid more than $1.2 million to Chang, who said he could source a Toyota Wish for him. The car has still not been delivered. The court heard that Chang is currently serving a three-year sentence for a similar offence. It is unclear when he started to serve the sentence. Chang told Senior Parish Judge Lori-Ann Cole-Montague that he is willing to compensate the complainant.

"If you are able to do that (compensation), it will assist you with sentencing, especially because you would be coming before me with previous convictions. I know you wouldn't want to serve six years in total, right? You wouldn't want me to put three years on that," the judge stressed. Chang was remanded in custody to get in contact with family members to arrange for restitution. A fingerprint order was made and he is to appear in court on December 13.

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