[www.inewsguyana.com] – Fifty – year-old Richard Benice of Lot 876 East La Penitence, Georgetown, accused of stealing a quantity of jewelry from the home of his daughter, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, where he pleaded guilty to the offense.
The court heard that Benice, a labourer attached to the Pritipaul Fisheries, Houston, East Bank Demerara on November 10, 2015 at Second Street, Meadow Bank, Georgetown, stole three gold chains,two pairs of gold earrings and two gold rings, the total value of $88,000.
He also stole a quantity of silver jewelry, the total value of $15,000; the property of Meril Frazer. The court heard that on the day in question, Frazer, who is the daughter of Benice, went home and found her father sleeping on the verandah.
She woke him up, gave him some food and went about her chores. Upon her return, she found him in her bedroom and asked him to leave.
According to the Prosecution, it was not until her father left that Frazer realized her jewelry box along with the mentioned items were missing.
He was sentenced to six months imprisonment.