(CMR) Three Irish nationals have been arrested for attempting to Obtaining Property by Deception and immigration offenses.
Police have reported that shortly after 1:00 pm on Saturday, 27 October, police received a report that three men had attended a business on North Church Street and offered to paint the parking lot of the business for a fee while claiming to be employed by the NRA.
It was later ascertained by the business-owner that the men were not employed by the NRA. Following an investigation, three men were located and taken into custody. The men, who are Irish nationals visiting the island ages 20, 21 and 22, have been formally charged with Obtaining Property by Deception and Impersonating a Public Officer. They were also charged for Working Without a Permit.
They appeared in court on Wednesday, 31 October, and have been bailed to return on Tuesday, 6 November.
Cayman Marl Road understands that they came in by plane on visitor's visa and have indicated they believed being part of the United Kingdom they could work without any requirements. They were staying at a local hotel.
They were telling people that they worked for the NRA and had finished their jobs and had left over materials. They then offered to paint several parking lots and were overcharging for the labour.
They have been on island for about two weeks. We understand that they actually did work for two businesses before being caught.