Wilfred Stanley in Prison for pawning stolen Items Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00

Wilfred Stanley is in Prison after he was convicted on six counts of handling stolen goods.

Janelle Reyes, resident of Freshman Lane in West Landivar, reported to police that her home was burgalrized sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, and 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2014. An assortment of jewelry and other items were taken from the home.

Police investigation resulted in the discovery that on Monday, April 14, Wilfred Stanley pawned out a Tiffany designed gold chain valued at $1,500 at JL’s Quick loan. On Tuesday, April 15, he pawned two gold chains value $200 each at JEC Pawn Shop. On that same Tuesday, Stanley pawned another Tiffany gold chain valuing $500 at JEC. On Thursday, April 17, he pawned a pair of small loop designed gold earring valuing $225 at JEC. A week later, on April 24, he pawned a gold ring with diamond valued at $3,000 as well as a pair of heart shaped hoop designed gold earring valued at $750 at JEC Pawn Shop. Police also discovered that Stanley pawned a pair of gold Channel earring valuing $2,000, a pair of Channel earring valuing $250 and a pair of gold earring valuing $225 at Fair Brothers Pawn Shop. In total, the items Stanley pawned out value $8,750.

Police arrested and charged Stanley with handling stolen goods. He appeared before Magistrate Herbert Panton on Tuesday, July 21, where he was read six counts of handling stolen goods. He initially pleaded not guilty to the charges but later changed his plea. Stanley told the court he was only doing a favor for a friend who asked him to take the items to the different pawn shops and pawned them out. Magistrate Panton was annoyed by Stanley’s explanation because he did the same favour six separate times and never once thought something was wrong. Magistrate Panton sentenced him to one year in imprisonment for each count. He ordered that the sentences run concurently; therefore, Stanley will serve only one year in prison.