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Recovering alcoholic steals $174 in drinks

A self-confessed recovering alcoholic was this afternoon sentenced to 12 months behind bars for stealing $174 worth of drinks from Sol service station, Collymore Rock, St Michael.

Arleigh Todd pleaded guilty before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Court to entering the service station as a trespasser on May 15, 2016 and stealing 18 energy drinks valued at $108 and 24 bottles of stout worth $66.

Arleigh Todd

Arleigh Todd

Prosecutor Janice Ifill said the drinks were the property of K. Maycock Investments Incorporated.

Before sentencing him, the magistrate told Todd he had a propensity for committing similar types of offences.

She also asked the 55-year-old unemployed man, of no fixed place of abode, if he had anything to say.

“I am a recovering addict. I have been clean for five years. The day it [the offence] happened, I received terrible news that blow me up. I got drunk . . . five years I have been clean. The news just blow me up. I do try. I don’t know if the court can help me,” he replied.

One Response to Recovering alcoholic steals $174 in drinks

  1. Norma Isenegger May 19, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    It seems that the leaders of the justice system are a bunch of Preverts —What ever happened to community service.


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