Court: Woman Given Suspended Jail Sentence

December 3, 2015

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Dec 3], a 31-year-old woman was given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to make restitution after being convicted of stealing some $27,000 from Bermuda Motors.

Ms Tannea Santucci — who worked at Bermuda Motors Ltd – received a twelve month and a twenty-four prison sentence, and was ordered to make restitution at the rate of $500 a month.

In October, Ms Santucci had plead guilty to causing financial losses to Bermuda Motors Ltd by falsifying documents; and to stealing money that was the property of Bermuda Motors Ltd. The total stolen was around $27,000 and the thefts had happened from 2013 to 2015.

At that initial hearing, the Magistrate had ordered a Social Inquiry Report, and in Court today, the Crown Prosecutor recommended a custodial sentence of two years.

Ms Santucci told the Magistrate she is “not a bad person” and didn’t use the money for luxury spending, such as taking trips.

“Everything that I do, I do for my two children,” Ms Santucci said. “It will be torture if I am away from my two children.”

Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe ordered the two prison sentences to be suspended for two years, and that there was to be a probation period of two years.

The Senior Magistrate also ordered that restitution should be made at the rate of $500 a month commencing in March 2016.

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