A girl was taken before the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court on Friday charged with simple larceny.
Stacy Skeete, 18, pleaded not guilty to the charge when Magistrate Christel Lambert read it to her.
It is alleged that on August 16, 2016, at Hague, West Coast Demerara, she stole one Michael Kors handbag valued $13,000, property of Selena McIntosh.
According to McIntosh, on the day in question, she went to visit a salon with the bag she had just bought.
She explained that the defendant, who was a customer at the salon, was sitting next to her when she left her bag and went to the washroom. She told the court that upon her return, she noticed that the bag was gone as well as the defendant.
The matter was reported to the Leonora Police Station and the defendant was apprehended at her home. The handbag was also recovered.
She was arrested and charged.
According to the defendant, she did not mean to take the bag and told the Magistrate that it was an accident.
She was granted $20,000 bail. The case will continue on September 9.