Man in court for conspiring to fraud

The National,Wednesday June 29th, 2016

A man from Chimbu who allegedly conspired with another to obtain a K10,000 loan using false pretence appeared at the Waigani Committal Court yesterday.
Senior magistrate Cosmas Bidar read to Freddy Gigmai, 36, from Gembogl district of Chimbu his charge of conspiring to defraud.
According to police briefs Gigmai conspired with a Moses Pumi and borrowed K10,000 from a Horns Kale and his wife on February 13 this year in NCD.
Gigmai allegedly introduced himself as the acting deputy secretary for the national planning and monitoring department.
Gigmai and Pumi told Kale’s wife that they had a claim in the planning department which was still being processed for payment.
Kale and his wife believed the gentlemen because of a letter written on an official department letterhead and signed by Gigmai and gave away the money.
They were told the money would be repaid with 100 per cent interest.
Kale found out that he was dealing with conmen when the money was no repaid.
He reported the matter and Gigmai was arrested and charged on June 22.
Gigmai is on a K500 bail.