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One Year in Prison for Theft Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

Steven Carter, a construction worker and resident of Lauren Burgess Avenue in Belama, is serving a one-year sentence imposed upon him by Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser. On Thursday, February 15, 2018, he appeared in court to answer to a single charge of theft. Carter was accused of stealing items from inside a parked vehicle belonging to Gilmer Carreo.

In court, Carter, who was unrepresented, pleaded guilty to the charge of theft. The facts were read that he broke into the car but he denied that saying that the door was opened and that is how he came to take the items. He said that he stole the items because he needed to eat.

The theft occurred on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 where someone broke into a Mazda car and stole two hand phones, a USB charger, and other personal items belonging to Carreo, all to a total of $170. According to the police, information was received of a theft and as a result, PC Jones and PC Pech visited the scene. There, they met a young man, whose name was later learnt to be Carter, riding a bicycle. He was stopped and the stolen items were found in his possession.