(CMR) A Caymanian senior lady has been left stranded after landlord Samuel Campbell refused to return her $1,300 cash. The tenant shared with CMR that she paid him the rental but never moved into the apartment, and now Campbell refuses to return her money after spending the money on his house insurance policy.
Because of his misuse of her funds and breach of their contract, she has now been left stranded with no money to find a new place to reside. She reached out to CMR's consumer segment for help resolving this issue.
In an exclusive CMR interview, Ms. Henry provided the handwritten agreement between the parties where she agreed to provide $1,300 of the total $1,800 initial rent. She explained to him that she did not have all the money but would pay him $1300 to secure the apartment, and when the apartment was ready, she would pay the balance of $500 and pay the deposit over 3 months. He agreed to those terms.
However, before she was able to move into the unit on August 9, the landlord's wife refused to honor the contract her husband entered into. Upon inquiring about the return of her money, she was told that he had paid his home insurance with it and would have the funds in two weeks' time.
It has now been almost two months, and he refuses to return her money. In fact, he's arguing that because she had complained to the police and CMR, she has no entitlement to her money. Several police reports have been made and the police have given her guidance on civil proceedings. She had made every attempt to get her funds back unsuccessfully: