Cashier steals customer’s money

A 17-year-old service station cashier who admitted to stealing more than $1,450 belonging to a customer was Thursday ordered to perform 120 hours of community service.

When she appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, Shontelle Onisha Lewis of Kendal Hill, Christ Church pleaded guilty to stealing BDS$1,450 and US$20 belonging to Tyrone Yearwood on June 7.

According to the prosecutor, Yearwood went to a service station where Lewis was employed, paid for some items and left. However, when he checked for his wallet later that day, he could not find it and retraced his steps which took him back to the service station. Lewis gave the wallet back to him, but without the money inside.

Video footage from security cameras at the station showed that Yearwood’s wallet had dropped and was picked up by another man who immediately handed it over Lewis.

She was interviewed and reportedly told police that she was experiencing some financial problems. The money was recovered and Lewis was arrested.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick imposed the community service after having a conversation with the young woman.

She has to return before the same court on August 25 to give a report of her progress.

In another case before the same magistrate, a 20-year-old man was granted bail on a charge of having sex with a minor.

Adrian David Roachford-Gittens of Flagstaff Main Road, St Michael is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl on June 6.

He was not required to plead to the indictable charge.

With no objections to bail from the police prosecutor, Roachford-Gittens was released on $5,000 bail and warned to stay away from the teenager.

He is scheduled to make his second appearance before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on September 14.

8 Responses to Cashier steals customer’s money

  1. Ras June 9, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Where did we go wrong in Education
    Cameras all around the gas station and a 17 year old educated lady commits a crime in full view of a camera
    Wrong start to life girl
    Educated but no common sense

  2. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan June 9, 2017 at 8:23 am

    She was experiencing financial problems? At 17 with a job? What financial problems? Girl you en see problems yet!

  3. Alex Alleyne June 9, 2017 at 9:00 am

    17 years old should be still in school . I take it she is a part time employee.

  4. Kim TheBlessed Lioness
    Kim TheBlessed Lioness June 9, 2017 at 10:07 am

    So how is it the library clerk stole my money yrs ago ,and the police haven’t done anything as yet?

  5. Biscuits June 9, 2017 at 10:26 am

    She should not steal …period…whether there are cameras or not.
    Some children when they finish secondary school (5th Form) have to work in order to assist their families who might be experiencing financial difficulties. It is not the ideal situation but at least they are not liming on the block. Perhaps the Magistrate was lenient with this in mind. Hope she has learnt an invaluable lesson ” Honesty is indeed the best policy”.

  6. Mac June 9, 2017 at 11:43 am

    The money was recovered.

    Where is the compassion.
    Was it necessary to prosecute this young lady

    • VoR June 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      Yes it was necessary. Had she not been caught the gentleman who owned the wallet could have been placed in the same financial difficulties she was trying to solve by stealing his money. It’s not 20 she stole.

  7. Friend June 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    You may be hungry but not licorish. In need but not greedy.

    If you practice staling by taking what is not yours foam an early age it is very very hard to stop.

    When a dog is allowed to suck eggs he will continue to suck eggs until there is a strong intervention.

    Hope that this experience help to change her focus and understand that trust once lost is very very hard to be regained.


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