A man was on Tuesday jailed when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Faith McGusty, slapped with a simple larceny charge.
Romeo Frank, 20, of Berbice pleaded guilty to the charge which alleged that on March 2, 2016 at North Sophia Georgetown, he stole one Samsung Galaxy cell phone valued at $93,000, property of Samantha Allen.
The prosecution facts state that the Virtual Complainant (VC) and the accused are cousins, as such the accused was staying at her home.
At around 10:30 hours, the VC put her phone to be charged and went out. Upon her return, she noticed that her phone was missing and reported the matter to the Prashad Nagar police outpost.
The accused was contacted by the police and a search was carried out on his person when the phone was found in his pants crutch. The accused was told of the offense and arrested.
The accused told the Magistrate that he took the phone with intent to sell it, as he needed money to go to Berbice to see his mother.
The VC explained that she did not want the accused to go to jail but just would like to have her phone returned to her.
Magistrate McGusty explained to her that the accused must be punished so as not to repeat the act. She then sentenced him to 2 months in prison.