No work, no pay for truck driver

Oistins Magistrate Elwood Watts has ordered a 32-year-old truck driver to repay money he received for work that was never done.

However, the complainant has to say whether she will take her money back in installments or wants a lump sum.

Steven McAllister Payne, of Wilson Village, Lodge Road, Christ Church pleaded guilty in the court yesterday to stealing $7,200 belonging to Angela Chaplain on April 12.

Police prosecutor Station Sergeant Rudolph Burnett told the magistrate that Chaplain had paid Payne to do a job, but he never did it.

Magistrate Watts chastised Payne for not holding up his end of the deal, even though he was paid up front.

“You are a workman; people trust you to get the work done when they put money in your hands. You can’t sully the profession,” he told the truck driver.

The magistrate then granted Payne bail in the sum of $10,000, pending sentence, which he secured with one surety.

He returns to the court on Friday, and Chaplain is also expected to make an appearance on that day.

Over in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, Tre Jamar Harris made his first appearance on several charges yesterday.

The 23-year-old resident of French Village, St Peter went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant accused of driving a car without a licence or insurance on Deacons Road, and not stopping when police turned on a siren.

He pleaded guilty to those charges.

However, he denied being in possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, and trafficking of the drug on the same day.

Harris was jointly charged with Dakovan Rasheed Husbands, 22, of Rose Hill, St Peter.

They were granted $5,000 bail each and ordered to reappear in court on July 18.

6 Responses to No work, no pay for truck driver

  1. Jennifer May 18, 2017 at 2:55 am

    Good, some of them too thieving and dishonest. Make more examples of them. Lawyers, police, politicians the whole lot of them. Some of them are like dog $hit under your shoe.

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  2. Marcia Clarke May 18, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Wrong can never be right.

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  3. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba May 18, 2017 at 7:31 am

    BOY U HEAR BOUT PEOPLE GETTING PAY FOR NOT DOING ANY WORK, IF YA DID SMART U SHOULD BE IN THE DEMONIC LYING PARTY (DLP) SURELY U WOULDN’T HAVE TO PAY BACK THAT SUM…IF U DOUBT ME ASK THE SLEEPING GIANT, RUNT FROM ST LUCY,

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  4. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn May 18, 2017 at 9:48 am

    He is a Dishonest man.if I was the majestrate. He will have to compensate the lady $14,000 or 5 years in jail. That will send a message to society. A lot of them out there like that. I can see because she is a woman that is why he did that. If it was a big rough bad man he will think twice .He would not do that. Shame on you.

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  5. Bajan First May 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Angus I agree with you a strong message needs to be sent so that people like him will think twice before they act. Lucky for her that he pleaded guilty. This could have dragged out for years if he had pleaded not guilty. We need to have reform of the system to prevent long delays.

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  6. tedd May 18, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    she still looses as she is only refunded the money she gave him but not the cost of the lawyer she had to hire, the time she had to spend perusing the matter and the frustration experienced.

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