Woman Admits Stealing Codfish, Chicken, Steak

May 20, 2015

Appearing in Magistrates Court yesterday [May 19], 58-year-old Glenda Crockwell was granted a Conditional Discharge after she plead guilty to stealing $30 worth of chicken thighs, codfish, and steak from the Shelly Bay Marketplace on 26th April 2015.

The Crown Prosecutor told Magistrate Archie Warner that a store Security Officer had seen Ms Crockwell put the items in her bag and then walk out past the cashiers. The Security Officer had stopped her outside the store and Ms Crockwell readily admitted taking the items and leaving without paying.

This morning, the Duty Counsel told the Magistrate that Ms Crockwell had been drinking at the time and requested a Social Inquiry Report and a BARC Report.

However, the Magistrate referred to Ms Crockwell’s record of convictions and said that he was unwilling to see public funds spent on preparing reports on a person who had a long history of offences and convictions.

Duty Counsel then pointed out that it had been six years since Ms Crockwell’s last conviction and suggested that the shop having recovered the goods, a Conditional Discharge was merited.

After telling Ms Crockwell: “Don’t go into people’s shop and take food”, the Magistrate granted a twelve month Conditional Discharge.

The Magistrate’s parting comments to Ms Crockwell were: “If you do it again, I’ll lock you up.”

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