Cleaner accused of stealing $29,000

A 24-year-old cleaner who is facing a theft charge will spend the next 28 days on remand while she awaits a trial.

Lori-Ann Lasonta Culpepper of Venture #1, St John is accused of stealing $29, 000 in cash belonging to Keith Gooding sometime between February 20 and 24.

She was not required to plead to the indictable charge when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch today.

She will make her second appearance in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court on April 5.

Also appearing on that date but in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court will be alleged arsonist Dario Terrell Foster.

The 99D Eden Lodge, St Michael resident who is in his 20s, remains on remand at the St Philip penal institution because he was unable to post bail.

Foster is charged with damaging the home of Ilene Foster by fire on September 22, 2014.

A surety who appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick this morning was stunned when he found out that the bail amount was $15,000, telling the court “I did not know it would be so much”.

Having been told it was a serious office, the surety said he understood but was in no position to take up such a responsibility although he sought to assure the magistrate that Foster would turn up for court on the given dates.

Although he was unable to post bail, Foster was given some encouragement by the magistrate, who said he had “not removed the offer off the table, you can still bring someone to post your bail. I will work with you”.

Foster was subsequently taken back to HMP Dodds by prison officers.

9 Responses to Cleaner accused of stealing $29,000

  1. Diane Elaine Dias
    Diane Elaine Dias March 9, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Well well well…. If he had known bail was going to be so much he would not have tried to burn down the lady’s house? I think they need to start posting bail amounts for each offence , in the paper. It might deter some people from committing crimes.

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  2. Kevin Cave
    Kevin Cave March 9, 2017 at 8:51 am

    I wonder why he had so much cash on him that she could have cleaned him out like that.

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    • Greg Albert
      Greg Albert March 9, 2017 at 9:03 am

      But nobody seem to be worried of that

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    • Kevin Cave
      Kevin Cave March 9, 2017 at 9:32 am

      If it were the average person, you would be hearing of possible money laundering. Smh

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    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor March 9, 2017 at 10:16 am

      Food for thought….

      Reply
  3. Baje Mcg
    Baje Mcg March 9, 2017 at 9:15 am

    28 days in prision before case can be heard??? Sounds like she is already guilty…what happens if she is found innocent of the charge; is she compensated for those days spent in prision??? I do not understand how almost everyone accused of a crime seems to automatically receive 28 days in prision before the cases are heard…

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  4. Rose March 9, 2017 at 9:45 am

    alledged arsonist needs to be protected from himself and other people. he is very simple and has his challenges, he needs some therapist to help him. If he is kept for 14 years and does not see a psychologist or psychiatrist he will keep on the same path. He is obviously on bail for charges relating to school boys. HELP HELP HELP.

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  5. jrsmith March 9, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Growing up as a kid in barbados remembering how shaming it would be going to prison, now in these modern times its a routine happening , going to prison piece a cake……………

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  6. North Point March 9, 2017 at 10:51 am

    “Cleaner accused of clearing out $29,000 in cash belonging to Keith Gooding sometime between February 20 and 24”.
    That is how the headlines should have read. she did clean him out.
    the guy accused of arson, he is a full fool, prison aint gine help he at all.

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