[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 24 – year -old Georgetown Magistrates’ Court cashier, who was on the run for over a year for allegedly stealing from the Court’s Maintenance Department was today sentenced to 60 months imprisonment by Magistrate Judy Latchman.
The Court heard that Tiffany Peters, during the period February 7, 2012 – September 11, 2012, in Georgetown, being employed as a Clerk at the court, stole $3,045,000, property of the State.
Peters, of Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara, was employed as a cashier in the Court’s maintenance section and her duties entailed writing up maintenance/affiliation cards and cash composition books, as well as collecting cash from persons.
It is the prosecution’s case that during the period mentioned in the charge, Peters made changes to receipts and records and stole the aforementioned sum of cash from her employer.
After being on the run, she was caught during a police sting operation. The trial was prosecuted by Police Sergeant, Vishnu Hunt, during which a number of witnesses inclusive of Clerks, Supervisors and the Principal Clerk of the Court testified.
Peters’ Lawyer, Adrian Thompson informed the Court via an oral notice that his client plans to appeal the conviction and requested that she be placed on a suspended sentence.