A 60-year-old unemployed man who went on a stealing spree over the past two months was today slapped with five two-year sentences to run concurrently, so he will only spend two years behind bars for those offences.
However, Cecil Orlando Harvey of Constitution Road, St Michael will first have to serve out a six-month jail term for breaching a bond on which he was placed by another court last Wednesday, District ‘A’ Court Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant ordered this afternoon.
Harvey also faces even more jail time on four drug-related offences.
Today, he changed his plea to guilty on all counts of unlawful possession of cocaine, trafficking, possession with intent to supply and possession of an apparatus to use in connection with the drug.
Because of his guilty plea, Cuffy-Sargeant remanded him to prison until August 10 for sentencing.
The facts of the theft cases to which Harvey also pleaded guilty, revealed that he unlawfully entered five different businesses between June 17 and July 5 and stole more than $14,000 worth of items.
Between June 17 and 18, he entered Vista Complex and stole 29 shirts and two dresses; followed by the theft of one Android TV box, one pair of headphones, one driving shifter and one toner from Electronic Avenue between between June 23 and 24.
On July 5, he entered I-Exchange and stole ten cellphones, two tablets, one battery, one charger and one pair of headsets. He also stole six cellphones from Q Mobile Repair between July 4 and 5, having already stolen a water filter, four pliers, six chisels, six locks and two robes from Home Improvement Hardware Store about two days earlier. In 2012, Harvey was sentenced to two years in jail for theft of items as well.