A presentencing report has been ordered into the life of a female security guard who admitted to stealing from her employer over the weekend.
Chantel Sharika Alicia Drakes of Forde’s Road, Clapham Drive, St Michael told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Criminal Court today that she stole a bottle of Baileys liqueur; three packs of crackers; two tins of sausages; a tin of luncheon meat; two tins of tuna; a box of milk; two packs of Kiss cakes; four packs of coffee mix; and two packs of cheese valued at $120.25, belonging to Coco Express Limited, on Saturday.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Cameron Gibbons told the court that the 23-year-old, who was assigned to the Coconut Court Hotel where Coco Express gift shop is located, was observed putting the goods from the establishment into her lunch bag and later throwing them on the hotel’s garden.
The police were summoned and Drakes was interviewed and admitted to taking the items.
In addressing the magistrate, Drakes explained that she works four eight-hour days per week and had been asking for extra hours, but was not getting them
“I have to pay a loan and credit card,” she told the court.
“So you decided to relieve your employer of these items?” Cuffy-Sargeant questioned, to which the woman replied: “I just went and took up the stuff.”
The magistrate also gave Drakes some advice about credit cards.
“It is not a grant; it is a loan with interest. If you can’t pay, leave the people credit card alone.”
She then ordered the presentencing report, granted Drakes bail in the sum of $500 with one surety, and a warning to stay off all Coco Express premises.
She returns to court on July 17.