(CMR) Lacey Castro-Quesada (26) the Executive Assistant for the Cayman Islands Border Control (CBC) (formerly Customs) has been arrested for obtaining property by deception this afternoon at the CBC Headquarters by the Financial Crime Unit.
Our confidential sources indicate her mother, Cary Castro-Quesada (56), was also arrested for the same offense. We understand the matter is in relation to a house that was purchased and not related to her workplace in any way. Ms. Castro-Quesada is a first time home buyer.
Our sources further indicate that the investigating officer, Detective Constable Ingrid Spence, is alleged to have some sort of a personal vendetta against Ms. Castro-Quesada. We understand that Ms. Castro-Quesada spoke with her yesterday regarding a convenient time to meet with her today. She had arranged to meet with the officer today after being out of work all week ill. The lawyer agreed that a meeting would take place at some point today. However, Spence went to her workplace around lunchtime and arrested her instead. Ms. Castro-Quesada has not yet provided a statement to the police.
She is now on required leave following her arrest. Both parties are out on bail.
Castro-Quesada, a Consulate Scholarship recipient at UCCI, represented the Cayman Islands in 2016 at the eSPEAK Academy for three weeks in Spain.
This is a developing story and when more information is made available we will update this post.