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Pleads guilty to stealing a Car Print E-mail
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Written by The Guardian   
Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

A student who stole a vehicle belonging to her boyfriend’s boss and later damaged it was before the court for taking a conveyance and for damage to property. 22-year-old Clarene Estrada, a student, appeared in court before Magistrate Dale Cayetano where she pleaded guilty to the two criminal charges.

Estrada was charged with taking a conveyance, being a 2002, Nissan pick-up truck which is the property of Raymond Charley Sr., owner of Innovative Engineering Services and causing damages to its rear passenger side window.  She was also charged with one count of damage to property.

In court, Estrada wasted no time and pleaded guilty to both counts.

Magistrate Cayetano imposed two non-custodial sentence and fined her $1,000 in default 1 year, for the taking of  a conveyance and $500 for the damage to property in default 6 months

  Magistrate Cayetano also ordered her to pay compensation to Raymond Charley Sr., in the sum of $800.  The sentences are to run consecutively.
According to police, on March 8, 2014, Akeem Theus, Estrada's boyfriend reported to police that between 4:00 a.m., and 8:00 a.m., he parked his company vehicle in front of his house. At some point he gave Estrada the keys to the vehicle and asked her to get cigarettes for him which were in the vehicle. Instead of doing so, Estrada chose to take the vehicle on a joy ride. The matter was reported to police and the vehicle was found in the Ladyville area with damages to the rear passenger window.