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Con artist receives slap on the wrist

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After pleading guilty to three charges of deception and theft, young con artist, Kizzy Chandler, walked away from the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Monday with only a slap on the wrist.{{more}}

Chandler, the 18-year-old trickster who had pleaded guilty to deceiving a 64-year-old retired nurse into giving her US$300, was bonded for two years in the sum of $2,000. In breach of the bond, Chandler will have to pay $2,000 forthwith or spend one year behind bars. She was also ordered to pay compensation of EC $860 in one month or spend six months in jail.

Senior Magistrate Donald Browne further bonded Chandler for six months in the sum of $1000 for stealing a purse belonging to Evelyn Hooper. In breach of the bond, Chandler will go to prison for six months. She was also ordered to pay compensation of $102 in one month or spend six months in jail. Chandler was also bonded for one year in the sum of $2000 for stealing EC$1,370 and £40 from Lafleur Jacobs. Both offences occurred on March 22, 2010, when Chandler entered stores where the women worked and stole their belongings.

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