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Bajan fugitive arrested in US


Bajan fugitive arrested in US

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A FUGITIVE ON the run for months from Barbados authorities was arrested in the United States on charges that he scammed elderly victims out of more than $100 000, federal officials said Sunday.

The US Marshals Service said in a news release that Hainsley DaCosta Browne was arrested in Fairfield County, South Carolina, hours after a media alert was sent out Friday asking for the public’s help.

He is wanted in Barbados on accusations that he ran a phone scam to convince elderly people to give him money by saying he was a needy relative. Authorities believe Browne defrauded his victims of $130 000.

Investigators received information that he had come to South Carolina late last year after fleeing Barbados and was attempting to run the same scams in the US. (National Post/WLTXI9)

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