An 18-year-old was fined for stealing a cellular phone when she appeared before Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court today.
Cynthia Persaud pleaded guilty to the charge which read that on January 22, 2016 in Georgetown, she stole one iPhone from Rasheed Morgan which was valued at $100,000.
Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the court that on the day in question Morgan who was on duty at a city hotel stationed at the counter when the young lady approached him under the pretext of being a client.
However Persaud later left the counter taking the man’s cellular phone with her while he was preoccupied with other duties.
According to Jones, when Morgan returned to the counter and noticed that his cellular phone was missing he checked the surveillance camera and saw the defendant picking up his phone before she left.
Morgan subsequently reported the matter to the Alberttown Police Station and the defendant was arrested shortly afterwards.
According to the prosecutor, Persaud under a caution statement at the police station admitted to the offense.
When asked by the Magistrate why she stole the phone, the defendant stated that on the day in question she was drinking and had consumed a “couple shots of high wine.”
Since the cellular phone was never recovered Persaud was asked by Magistrate McLennan as to where it was and what she did with it.
The young woman told the court that she took the phone to be unlocked but was told that it could not be unlocked.
She added that she then proceeded to a bar to have “some more shots of high wine” and the phone was stolen from her there.
The Magistrate asked the defendant if she would be able to repay Morgan for the phone to which she stated that she would repay $80,000 as she had to pay her station bail also which was $20,000.
Magistrate McLennan fined her $10,000 or an alternative of two weeks imprisonment if she failed to repay both Morgan and her fine.