If 58-year-old Joseph Henry St Clair Cadogan is to celebrate the spirit of Christmas he must do so behind the prison gates at HMP Dodds.
The perennial thief of no known address was today remanded to prison until January 9, 2018 on charges of stealing a car, among other items.
Cadogan, who appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, pleaded not guilty to stealing $800 belonging to Rodney Babb, as well as two vehicle registration number plates worth $100 belonging to Ivor Nathaniel Young and a motorcar belonging to Chelsea Motors valued at $41,000, all sometime between May 10 and July 13 this year. He is also charged with stealing two chocolates worth $4.50 belonging to Dollar Wise Super Store on December 10.
The prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that Cadogan had nowhere to live, which would pose a difficulty in ensuring his attendance in court. The prosecutor also pointed to his past convictions, which showed that Cadogan had a propensity for committing such acts.
In any event the accused said he did not wish to apply for bail.