Nineteen – year – old Devi Mangal of Port Mourant, Berbice pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The court was told that between July 26 and August 10 she stole one Blackberry phone valued at $60,000 property of Malcolm Panday.
Mangal, who was expected to appear in court earlier this month, told the Magistrate that the reason for her delayed appearance is that she was given $2,000 by a police officer to return to Berbice.
The accused also said that she was not aware of her initial court date and that she did not steal the phone. Police prosecutor Traceymay
Gittens did not object to bail, which was granted in the sum of $40,000 and she is to reappear in court on September 05. [Royan Abrams]