[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Gold Miner accused of stealing a quantity of gold from his employer was sentenced to two years in prison by Magistrate Ann McLennan for the offence of simple larceny on Wednesday, August 26.
The court heard that 25 – year – old Rayon Smith of Malbora, Pomeroom River, on Sunday, August 23at Mazaruni Backdam, North West District, being solely entrusted, he stole 13oz 7 pennyweight of raw gold to the value of $2.8M, which is the property of Neil Archibald Gonsalves, a Dredge owner.
He pleaded guilty to the offence. According to the prosecution, the accused boarded a plane and left the North West for Georgetown after stealing the gold. Gonsalves after discovering the item missing made a formal report to the police.
Smith was later apprehended by the Police, having in his possession only 10oz of raw gold and $ 200,000 cash on his person.