Steve Bragg was already in jail awaiting trial, charged with the second-degree murder of Victoria Head, when he was handed an unrelated charge for defrauding a woman two months before Head’s killing.
Bragg is accused of killing Head, 36, in November. Her body was found in a field near O’Brien Farm Road in St. John’s.
Now, he’s been charged with defrauding a woman of more than $5,000 in September.
The homeowner told police she gave him a down payment to do renovations last fall, but he failed to complete the work.
He is set to go back to court on that fraud charge in March.
A hearing will be held in May to determine if there’s enough evidence for the 36-year-old Mount Pearl man to go to trial on the second-degree murder charge.
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This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.