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Former SVGFF employee guilty of stealing $1,000


A former employee of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF) was ordered to repay a sum of money she stole from the sporting organization and placed on a $2,500 bond for one year.{{more}}

Twenty-three-year-old Teressa Jackson pleaded guilty when she appeared before Senior Magistrate Donald Browne at the Kingstown Magistrates’ Court on Monday, August 13 for stealing $1,000 from the SVGFF.

It was stated in the court that Jackson, while making a payment of $60 to another person for some work done, wrote a cheque in the amount of $1,060.

Jackson then instructed the individual to cash the cheque and bring the $1,000 back to her.

“You were placed in a position of trust and you have failed the test,” Magistrate Browne told the young lady.

“Where you stand, you can go to prison for seven years,” he continued.

The Senior Magistrate ordered her to repay the money, but the court heard that the money was not recovered.

He was, however, lenient in his decision, as he said that he was not going to send her to prison.

“She is a fine young lady; she did a stupid thing,” Browne said.

He warned her, saying that the offence was now on her record, before ordering her to pay back the stolen quantity of money and placing her on the one-year bond.

She was ordered to pay the money within seven days, or be imprisoned for a period of six months.