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Georgetown man gets eight months for theft

Georgetown man gets eight months for theft

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A 38-year-old man, with 33 previous convictions – three for burglary, was sent to prison for eight months by magistrate Bertie Pompey at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Kent Johnson was found guilty of the offence of theft.

The court heard that on February 15, Johnson entered a liquor and provision shop owned by Cheyanne Smith of Georgetown. It is alleged that Johnson went to the shop to purchase some items, but was acting in a suspicious manner. After the accused bought the items, Smith went and checked the recordings of the shop’s CCTV camera.  

The footage from the camera showed Johnson removing $300 from the cash drawer and the matter was reported to the police.

In his defence, Johnson told the court that he and Smith were friends and that he would usually steal Hennessy from another business place and “sell him (Smith) for little money. He just telling lie on me to say I come and thief money from he.”

Johnson continued, “Ah wrong about that… to go over he shop and thief the money, because he still owe me money from long time.”

Johnson told the court he was released from prison last October.(GHJ)

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