Biscayne men plead guilty to stealing chicken, stouts, and energy drink Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 November 2017 00:00

A duo of men was caught stealing from businessman Marlon Skeen. They have been identified as Kenroy Ferguson, a 29-year-old employee of Stock and Go Store, and 25-year-old Nathaniel Crawford, an ex-employee, both of Biscayne Village. The men appeared unrepresented before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford where they were read separate charges of theft.

They were caught stealing petty items such as Belikin Stouts, a pack of seasoned Caribbean chicken, and a Monster energy drink. In a police report made by Skeen, he said that upon checking the surveillance camera on November 5, 2017, Ferguson was seen opening a side door and stealing the chicken after which Crawford entered and stole the Belikin Stouts and handed them to Ferguson. Ferguson then re-entered the shop and stole the Monster energy drink.

The duo was jointly charged with one count of theft for dishonestly appropriating seven sealed Belikin Stouts valued at $3.50 each. Ferguson was charged alone with another count of theft for stealing a seasoned Caribbean brand pack of chicken and a Monster drink, all property of Skeen. In court, Crawford pleaded guilty to stealing the Belikin Stouts while Ferguson pleaded guilty to stealing the chicken and Monster drink.

While Crawford had nothing to say in mitigation, Ferguson told Magistrate Ford that Skeen hired him to do some work cleaning his compound for a total of $230 but only paid him $100 and that every time he went to try and collect the balance of the money owed to him, he was given the run around.

Fortunately for them, they did not have any previous conviction for theft hence they were imposed non-custodial sentences. In the case of Crawford, he was fined $600 plus a $5.00 cost of court to be paid by January 15, 2018 in default of six months’ imprisonment. Ferguson was fined $400 plus the $5.00 cost of court. He has until December 30, 2017 to pay the fine, in default of four months’ imprisonment.