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Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

Paula FrancoOn Tuesday, May 28th, Honduran national, Paula Franco was ordered to pay a fine of $500 for damaging a surveillance camera.

Franco appeared before Magistrate Dale Cayetano where she wasted no time and pleaded guilty to the offense of damage to property for a $350.00 surveillance camera which was property of businessman, Carlos Mendoza. Franco was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $5 cost of court by November 31st, 2013. She was additionally ordered to pay compensation of $350 to Mendoza. In default, a distress order will be issued.

On Friday, May 24th, 2013, at about 2:25 p.m., businessman, Mendoza reported to police that on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, he noticed that his high definition civilian surveillance camera, which was located at the exit of his building located at #9 Pine Street in Belize City was not working. Mendoza proceeded to review the surveillance camera's footage which showed Franco, an employee, climbing on the rail of the building, and damaging the camera.