A woman, who admitted to stealing $28,000 from a retired couple back in 2013, is yet to know her fate.
Sallyann Rosita Ramsay, of Upper Enterprise Garden, Christ Church, admitted before Justice Randall Worrell today to stealing $8,000 on June 19, $11,000 on June 20 and $9,000 on June 25, 2013 from Jethro Morris.
She also pleaded guilty to laundering the $28,000, which were proceeds of crime, between June 19 and August 27 that same year.
In outlining the facts of the case, Senior Crown Counsel Olivia Davis said Morris, a Barbadian national who had previously resided in the United Kingdom, returned home with his wife in 1999 following their retirement.
On June 19 his wife received a telephone call from someone claiming to be her godson Ronald Weekes, who lives in England.
Following that conversation, the returning nationals decided to help Weekes financially and went to the bank and withdrew $8,000 from their joint account.
They subsequently met Ramsay in Oistins and gave her the money on Weekes’ behalf.
The retired couple also received two other phone calls from their “godson” asking for more money, but this time they were forced to borrow from other family members to make up the requested amounts which were given to Ramsay.
On June 27 Morris visited his bank and made some inquiries about his finances and was advised by officials to report the matter to the police.
Ramsay, who was later arrested at another bank, said in her statement to lawmen at the time that it was her brother who had put her up to the crime.
She explained that her brother had approached her sometime in June and informed her that he had a job for her to do, and that after receiving the money from the unsuspecting couple, who she lied to about her name and family connections, she had handed it over to him.
However, Ramsay, who is in her 40s, said she was unable to identify her brother by name, but recalled that he had only paid her $100, which she had spent at the grocery store.
Today the accused woman, who was self-represented, apologized in the No. 2 Supreme Court for her actions.
“At de time I didn’t know I was getting into this . . . . I apologize for taking the people money,” she said, adding that she had given it all away.
In preparation for her sentencing, Justice Worrell has ordered a pre sentencing into her life, as well a report from officials at HMP Dodds on her time spent on remand.
Ramsey returns to court on May 2.