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Society will be spared of at least one notorious con artist for the next six years, but whether Iso Lynch with continue his acts of deception from behind bars, is anybody’s guess.
Lynch was on Wednesday, at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, sentenced to two years each, on three charges of misrepresenting himself to be a police officer. The sentences are to run consecutively. Lynch was also ordered to pay compensation for obtaining monies by deception from some of the persons to whom he misrepresented himself, though Magistrate Bertie Pompey reprimanded and discharged him on those charges. Lynch, who was charged with misrepresenting himself to be officer Lynch to one Evans Lynch, was ordered to compensate the virtual complainant in the sum of $2,000. He has six months to repay the money, with an alternative of 12 months in prison.
Lynch, who was also charged with misrepresenting himself to Gary Young as Inspector Samuel, was ordered to compensate Young in the sum of $2,700. He was ordered to repay the money in six months or 12 months in prison. He was further ordered to compensate Young in the sum of $1,000 to be paid in six months or six months behind bars.
Lynch had falsely identified himself as police officers, attached to the office of the Prime Minister, using fictitious names to obtain monies by pretending to be facilitating the process of issuing Firearm Licences.
Lynch had committed the offences on various occasions last year and early this year.
He had initially pleaded not guilty to the charges, but changed his plea to guilty when he returned to Court on Wednesday. Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delpleche, to whom Lynch referred as his daddy, said he knew Lynch, all his criminal life, and that Lynch sometimes speaks to him on the street; but he recommended a penalty that will reflect the seriousness of the offence. “There must be a message of deterrence, and knowing the defendant’s record, he cannot get a slap on the wrist”.
He noted there are persons “out there”, who might be doing likewise or intend to do likewise.
Lynch had 22 previous convictions, mainly for deception.(The Vincentian )