Man fined for stealing sweet potatoes

COURT TODAY BLOCKA St George man has confessed to stealing 250 pounds of sweet potatoes belonging to Barbados Farms Limited.

For that March 8 offence Alex Albert Butcher, of #1 Belair, will have to pay a $1,000 fine in four weeks or spend a similar period in prison. He was sentenced by Acting Magistrate Anthony Blackman when he appeared in the District “B” Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to the charge.

On the same day, before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court, a vendor pleaded guilty to dishonestly retaining 500 pounds of sweet potatoes belonging to Armag Farms, knowing or believing them to be stolen.

Cynthia Claire Barker, of #22 Chelston Avenue Culloden Road, St Michael now has to wait for her punishment.

She returns to court on May 4 when a probation report is expected to be presented.

2 Responses to Man fined for stealing sweet potatoes

  1. jr smith March 12, 2015 at 5:21 am

    These thieves need sending to prison, or heavy fines and restitution, to our hardworking farmers.

  2. Alex Alleyne March 12, 2015 at 7:30 am

    With these foolish sentences , thats why these crooks go out there and commit crimes .


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