Man who stole Ovaltine fined $40,000

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The accused, Derrick Persaud. [iNews' Photo]
The accused, Derrick Persaud. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 53 – year – old upholster/joiner of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam was fined $40,000 by Magistrate Ann McLennan on Thursday, March 27 for stealing from a Shell Service Station.

The accused, Derrick Persaud pleaded guilty to the offence which alleged that on Tuesday, March 25 at Regent and King Streets, Georgetown he stole one Tyre Jel and one bottle of Ovaltine together valued $3,285 from the Shell Service Station.  

Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones told the Court that on the day in question, around 13:00hrs, accused went into the supermarket section and stole the items. He attempted to escape but was caught by the security guard on duty outside of the supermarket. The articles were recovered on his person and the matter was reported to the Police.

The Prosecutor also informed the Court that Persaud was previously convicted on May 8, 2013 on a similar offence committed at Bounty Supermarket and was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment.

 A default in paying the fine will result in six months imprisonment.

 

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