Last night we told you about Windell Neal, a resident of Lizarraga Avenue in Belize City who targeted employees of three business establishments here in Orange Walk Town with the intention of conning them into paying for seafood that was allegedly ordered by their employers.
Today we can tell you that another business owner, this time of San Pedro Town, is accusing Neal of carrying out the same crime in that municipality.
Fifty eight year old Dorothea Pinedo, reported to police that back in January she had observed a shrimp order of a total of $380.00 written on her employee’s note pad with a down payment of $280.00 leaving a balance of $100.00.
But when Pinedo asked the employee about the date of the arrival of the shrimp, the employee informed her that a male of creole descent by the name of Brian Neal had walked in the building speaking on the phone. The employee was made to believe that Neal was talking to Pinedo who allegedly told him to collect $280.00.
Yesterday while at work, Pinedo along with her employee both saw Neal’s picture as he was taken into police custody here in Orange Walk. The employee was able to quickly identify Neal as the same individual who had tricked her into paying him the money.
According to Inspector of Police, Nicholas Palomo, Neal was taken to the Orange Walk Magistrates Court earlier today where he was charged for the crimes that he had committed here in the north and will later be transferred to Belize City.
Nicholas Palomo – Inspector of Police
“Windell Neal was formally arrested and charged here at the Orange Walk formation for four counts of obtaining property by deception meaning he defrauded four businesses so he was charged for the four counts other businesses had said they were scammed of money but they don’t want to give a report however, he has been arraigned and he was granted bail which he met but he is still wanted at Belize City Precinct 4 so he will be transported first thing tomorrow to Belize City.”
Neal is also wanted in San Pedro Town for the same charges of ‘Obtaining Property by Deception’.