A Guyanese woman was handed over to immigration officials today after pleading guilty to a theft charge.
Crystal Saskiea Hope, 20, of Halls Road, St Michael admitted that she stole $55.15 in items from Popular Discount on Spry Street, The City, on Saturday.
The prosecutor said the security guard on duty observed Hope placing canned foods and meats into a bag. She was then stopped as she approached the exit and searched when the stolen items were found.
“I don’t know why I do this,” she is said to have told supermarket managers before the police were called in.
After addressing Magistrate Douglas Frederick this morning immigration officials were called in and it was disclosed that Hope arrived on March 4 and was granted a six-month stay as a visitor.
Magistrate Frederick then convicted, reprimanded and discharged her on the charge and released her into the custody of immigration officials.