The man who admitted to stealing a seven-dollar toenail clip from Massy has now been granted bail. Farley Nigel Smith, 62 spent his last night at Her Majesty’s Prison, Dodds, St. Michael, yesterday, after starting a 12-month sentence earlier in the month for the clip.
Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim appealed the sentence describing it as “excessive” and the matter is expected to be heard later.
On January 16, Smith, of Hothersal Turning St Michael, pleaded guilty to stealing the item from Massy the previous day. When he re-appeared before acting Magistrate Anika Jackson in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, she granted him bail in the sum of $500 and a surety.
Additionally, Smith had an outstanding matter from 2015 in which he was accused of intending to defraud First Caribbean Bank of $7,952.21 on February, 20 and four days later he was further charged with attempting to steal that amount from the bank.
A warrant was also issued for Smith on August 14, 2018 for his failure to attend court having been granted bail.
Pilgrim, in making an application for bail, noted that the four-year-old matter had not started and there was no injury to anyone. As a result, the acting magistrate recalled the warrant and adjourned the matter until May 29.
Moments before having this matter adjourned, Smith had appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in another court, accused of stealing a battery worth $300, sometime between September 1 and 6, 2018.
Magistrate Frederick granted him bail in the sum of $3,000 and adjourned the matter until February 21, 2019.