Workers deny stealing drinks

COURT TODAY BLOCKTwo shop assistants accused of stealing over $2,000 in drinks from their employer were granted bail when they appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today.

Both 21-year-old Alphonzo O’Brien Carter of 3rd Avenue, Dash Gap, Bank Hall, St Michael and Richad Shamar Antonio Johnson, 25, of Hopewell, St Thomas, were released on $3,000 bail by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant after pleading not guilty to stealing over 50 cases of drinks from JG Wholesale Discount Centre Limited sometime between February 4 and 10, 2016.

They are jointly charged with stealing 14 cases of Banks beer valued $557.90, 14 cases of Guiness worth $838.60, 12 cases of Deputy beer valued $431.40, two cases of Mackeson worth $113.50, seven cases of assorted BBC drinks valued $263.30 and two cases of Zephyrhills water worth $47.98.

The total value of the items were $2,252.58.

Carter is being represented by Andrew Willoughby, while Kevin Miller is appearing on behalf of Johnson.

They are scheduled to return to court on June 13.

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