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Additional time added to con artist’s sentence

Additional time added to con artist’s sentence


Two years have been added to to run concurrently with the eight-year sentence that career con artist Alister “Tombstone” Smith is now serving for 28 counts of deception.

Magistrate Bertie Pompey handed down this additional sentence on Tuesday at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, when Smith pleaded guilty to four of seven deception charges.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of dishonestly obtaining $890 in material and cash from William Dabreo of Ratho Mill on September 24 and 25.

On September 24, 2015, by deception, he dishonestly obtained 11 pounds of dolphin, valued at $110, eight pounds of tuna, valued at $80, 10 pounds of snapper, valued at $100 and $450 in cash from Dabreo. On September 25, 2015, by deception, he also obtained 15 pounds of tuna.

Smith also pleaded guilty to two counts of dishonestly obtaining $2,224 from Terrance Gibson of Dauphine.

On September 24, 2015 at Kingstown he dishonestly obtained six pounds of beef, six pounds of pork and six pounds of pork chops, each valued at $54. He also dishonestly obtained similar quantities of liver, valued at $42, mutton, valued at $72 and “six of cattle,” valued at $48, along with $800 in cash.

On September 25, 2015 at Kingstown he also dishonestly obtained 10 pounds of T-bone beef steaks, valued at $100, along with $1,000 in cash from Gibson.

Smith currently faces three charges that, by deception, he obtained vitamins and phone credit, valued at $496 and phone credit valued at $100 and $20 from Medix Pharmacy on September 8, 9 and 10, 2015, respectively.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to these charges and is expected to return to court on July 3 for trial.

Smith was released from prison on November 11, 2013, after being sentenced to a seven-year jail term by the High Court in 2009 on several deception charges.

He was rearrested in 2014 and found guilty of 28 counts of deception by then magistrate Carla James and later sentenced to eight years in prison by the High Court.(AS)