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Waitress admits stealing bag

COURT TODAY BLOCKMagistrate Douglas Frederick today ordered a pre-sentencing report on a 25-year-old waitress whole stole a patron’s handbag after she forgot it at a restaurant she patronised.

Alison Aldeane Devonish, 25, pleaded guilty before the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court to committing the offence against the Canadian visitor. Among the stolen items were a camera and cellular phone; all of the items totalled $2,480. 85 in value.

Devonish, a first-time offender, is from Halls Land, Bank Hall, St Michael.

In the facts which Station Sergeant Neville Watson referred to, the complainant and her daughter-in-law went to have breakfast at the hotel where Devonish works.

When they arrived there yesterday about 9.30 a.m., the complainant Tina Johnson put her bag over the back of her chair. She left the restaurant about 10.30 a.m. but it was only an hour or so later that she realised she had forgotten the bag at the restaurant.

She returned there, inquiring about her property but no-one had any information about the bag. Johnson looked around and, on seeing her phone close to the hostess’ desk, took it up and kept it.

Investigations led to Devonish. While nothing was found on her, Johnson’s bag was found in a Sanitact bin inside a bathroom, in the presence of Devonish and management.

The camera was found in Devonish’s handbag. When questioned about the cash and the memory card for the phone, the waitress said she was afraid and flushed them down the toilet.

Devonish remains on $3,000 bail while the report is being completed. The matter has been adjourned until April 15.    

15 Responses to Waitress admits stealing bag

  1. Tristan John
    Tristan John February 18, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Wow she needs help

  2. Stanton Peace
    Stanton Peace February 18, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Devonish you granny never tell you that honesty is the best policy,now you gone and might lose your job over a bag and a cell phone. yuh too covetous.

  3. Jema Goodluck
    Jema Goodluck February 18, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Dumb fool! What kind of waitress you are?

  4. Ezekiel Baker
    Ezekiel Baker February 18, 2016 at 10:13 am

    People where is your heart, yes she is very silly, but just take a moment to reflect, don’t you all in a moment of madness do something wish you shouldn’t do. Have mercy,

  5. Winston Gittens
    Winston Gittens February 18, 2016 at 10:28 am

    She is what you call a …… idiot…

  6. Carla Clarke
    Carla Clarke February 18, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    If she had given back the bag and contents you never know she probably would have been rewarded or even praised for her honesty, but noooo she kept the things and even flushed the woman’s memories literally down the toilet smh.

  7. Nikita Watson
    Nikita Watson February 18, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Well look on d bright side a vacancy has opening up for a waitress

  8. Monica Wilson February 18, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Ezekiel this is not a moment of madness. She is a thief. Bet if she had stolen from you you would be thinking differently

  9. Kelly Scantlebury
    Kelly Scantlebury February 18, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Some people really ain’t got no damn sense. Didn’t she feel the lady wouldn’t come back for her bag with the valuables inside. Stupesss. Damn idiot

  10. Raymond Reddington February 18, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Ms. Devonish acknowledge that you have done wrong and throw your self at the mercy of the court. Ask God to forgive you. Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.


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