Police hunt for conman

By Lanuola Tupufia – Ah Tong ,

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WANTED: Fareti Fiti.

WANTED: Fareti Fiti.

The Ministry of Police is appealing to members of the public for help in finding a conman that had fooled a few people in giving him money for a land scam. 

Police Spokesperson, Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu said the conman who is believed to be Fareti Fiti has a history of conning people and was previously convicted for it. 

Su’a said the Police is on the hunt looking for him and asking members of the public to report to Police Mr. Fiti. 

He added a woman has already filed complaint against Mr. Fiti. 

Mr. Fiti is from the villages of Siumu and Vaitele Uta. 

His previous convictions include false pretence in 2007 where he spent two years in prison. 

The following year, Mr. Fiti escaped from prison and was again charged for escape. 

In 2009 and 2010 he was charged for theft and threatening words. 

Last week, a mother name Taupauape Rosa Latulipe reported Mr. Fiti to police two weeks ago after losing $1500 to the accused. 

She had warned members of the public about the man and to be careful. 

“This person is going around with documents about land getting people to buy this land,” she said.

   One more member of the public has come forward to tell how a man who has already fooled one woman into giving him money had conned him two years ago.

“I was told by the police officer that handled my case that this person was in jail five times for the same crime,” she said. 

“If this is true then why is this person out again? If this is not the first time he was jailed he should be locked up because he keeps committing the same crime over and over again.”

After reading Mrs. Latulipe’s story another man name Eti Sapolu also claimed he was conned by the same man several years ago. 

He alleged to have lost $10,000 to Mr. Fiti. 

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